Who doesn’t love a Candy Corn martini? This Halloween candy corn cocktail recipe is too delicious to make it just for Halloween! The orange colored drink tastes just like a liquid boozy, candy corn. (It’s also pretty strong – so sip slowly.)
Making the candy corn infused vodka is really easy: It only takes two ingredients and about 4 hours or so, a sealed jar (like a Mason jar) and the vodka color is a perfect and vibrant pumpkin orange. The cocktail sugar rimmer can be a little challenging to get right, because of the tiny pumpkin-shaped candy sprinkles. In order to get them to stick, you will need to brush honey or corn syrup onto the rim of your glasses.
One more note of caution: The black sanding sugar is VERY color intensive and can stain your mouth if you use too thick of a sugar rim.
Want to learn how to rim a glass with cocktail sugar for your Candy Corn Martini recipe, when you make up a batch of these cocktail drinks for Halloween? Check out our easy to follow recipe tutorial.
Place 1/2 cup of candy corn into a pint-sized mason jar. Fill with vodka (about 1 cup or so). Cover jar with lid and screw on tight. Give the jar a shake every 30 minutes and watch the candy dissolve. After 4 hours, the candy should be dissolved. Strain the vodka through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Store the vodka in your glass mason jar.
Pour 1 teaspoon of the black sanding sugar with 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin confetti sprinkles into a shallow bowl, and mix together. Brush honey or corn syrup onto the rim of your glass. Turn your glass upside down, at a 45-degree angle, and dip glass rim into the sugar-candy mix. Gently move the glass around the sugar, rotating the glass as you go.
Lift glass out of sugar. Tap off excess. Turn glass right-side up and repeat process. If there are empty spots, it means there was not enough moisture on the rim. To fix, simply dab glass rim with syrup and dip again in sugar mix.
Add 4 oz of your Candy Corn vodka, 1.5 oz of the Triple Sec and 1 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into your garnished glasses and serve.
Pint-sized mason jar
Rocks or martini glasses (chilled)
Fine sifter or cheesecloth
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