An easy homemade candy corn infused vodka makes an interesting Candy Corn Martini. Have some Halloween fun with this tasty Halloween Cocktail. Candy Corn Martinis are easily one of the top 10 Halloween cocktails and are a very creative way to celebrate Halloween.
Let this Halloween martini kick off your next Halloween cocktail party. Your ghoulish guests will not be disappointed. This is one of those easy Halloween cocktails that is so devilishly good and the taste of the candy corn is heavenly. Our last Halloween bash was spook-tacular and this is now one of our best Halloween cocktail recipes. How’s that for wrapping up all of your favorite Halloween sayings in one spot? 😉
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As kids trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, we received all kinds of candy. Some I really liked and treasured, such as chocolate bars and chips. Some I really didn’t like, like the brown Halloween individually wrapped candy and packages of candy corn.
Now, an adult, I have a new appreciation for candy corn – especially this candy corn cocktail! OK, I’ll admit that I’m only a moderate fan of candy corn. I find this Candy Corn Martini gets a special flavor from the candy corn vodka, without tasting just like candy corn. Really, you get the best flavor of this sweet treat.
I have a recipe for copycat Butterfinger bars that uses candy corn as the secret ingredient!
Who Invented Candy Corn?
Candy Corn was created by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company in 1800s. Later in the 19th century, the Goelitz Confectionary Company (now called Jelly Belly) manufactured the product.
Candy Corn Varieties
The original yellow, orange and white tipped candy corn is primarily consumed in the fall and Halloween season in North America. There are now other variations of candy corn, and of course candy corn martinis! Valentines Day has red, pink and white Cupid Corn, Christmas has green, red and white Reindeer Corn and pastel colored Bunny Corn for Easter. All of these can make festive easy candy corn cocktails so you can enjoy this candy corn drink all year round.
How Do You Make Candy Corn Infused Vodka?
The hocus pocus of this Halloween cocktail is infusing the vodka with candy corn. Simply mix the alcohol and candy corn. The flavor of the candy corn creeps into the vodka while it rests!
Combine the candy corn with vodka in a bowl or jar and let it sit for 6 hours, or overnight. Strain the liquid through a coffee filter and there you have it, candy corn flavored vodka. I prefer to leave it overnight for the best flavor, but it’s definitely ready for the witches brew after about 6 hours of infusion. You can start it in the morning, and be ready to drink your candy corn infused vodka martini that evening!
If you’re in a real hurry, you can shake the candy corn and vodka in a jar for about 15 minutes and then strain for similar results.
How Do You Make a Candy Corn Martini?
For this candy corn martini drink, mix candy corn vodka, pineapple juice and whipping cream in a cocktail shaker, shake and pour! We sometimes use the traditional method of simply adding the candy corn vodka into a shaker filled with ice and pouring the drink straight into a martini glass.
Use your imagination for other ways to make other Halloween martini drinks from candy corn infused vodka. Mix it up a little by adding cream, coconut cream or juice to the shaker. Make a Halloween shooter with the candy corn vodka. Pour the vodka into a shot glass, carefully add some zesty limoncello for the second layer and add whipped cream on top for a candy corn shot! For a candy corn cocktail drink, fill a glass with ice, add candy corn vodka and top with sparkling water (or sparkling wine!).
Don’t forget to decorate the serving tray with candy corn for Halloween cocktail garnishes. Add them to the bottom of the martini glass and maybe even on top of the whipped cream on the Halloween shots.
Trick or treat!
Candy Corn Martini
Candy Corn Vodka*
- ⅓ cup candy corn
- 1 cup vodka
- 3 ounces candy corn vodka
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- ½ ounce heavy cream
- candy corn pieces optional
Candy Corn Vodka
- Mix candy corn and vodka in a jar. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight, shaking occasionally. Strain and store in a jar in the fridge.
Candy Corn Martini
- Add 4-5 candy corn pieces to each of two martini glasses (if using). Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, pineapple juice and heavy cream to cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour liquid into martini glasses.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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Recipe from Woman’s World magazine.