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10 (Must Try) Halloween Candy Inspired Cocktails

'Tis the season for candy, costumes and of course, cocktails. We worked with our talented team of Top Shelf Bloggers to bring you some candy-inspired drinks just in time for one of fall's most anticipated events. Check them out below and mix a few up for your Halloween festivities this year.

1. Candy Corn Martini

Celebrate Halloween in style by mixing up a Candy Corn Martini! This festive martini features homemade candy corn-infused vodka, ginger beer, pineapple juice and tonic water before it's garnished with cotton candy, which dissolves into the drink. Strong on candy corn flavors, this cocktail is perfect for anyone who enjoys a sweet drink. Make the infused vodka a few days before Halloween, then serve to friends while you celebrate the holiday!

Ingredients:

    For the Martini:
  • 2.5 oz. candy corn vodka (recipe below)
  • ½ oz. pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. ginger beer
  • 3 oz. tonic water
  • White cotton candy, for garnish

    Candy Corn Vodka: 
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup vodka

2. Sour Patch Kids Vodka Martini

Sour Patch Kids inspire this tangy-sweet vodka martini with a bright-blue color and sugar rim that's perfect for a fun Halloween drink. You can't go wrong when a crowd favorite candy is involved.

Ingredients:

3. Pink Starburst Martini

Everyone's favorite Starburst flavor (pink, duh) is now in drink form. A refreshing strawberry Starburst inspired martini is the perfect cocktail for any and all celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Vodka
  • 1 ounce strawberry kiwi juice
  • 1.5 ounces strawberry flavored seltzer or sparkling water
  • Pink starburst to garnish

4. Spiced Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

This spiced caramel apple hot toddy is the perfect fall drink combining warm spices with sweet caramel and apples to create the ultimate cocktail for all season long.  With a little bourbon kick, this drink is sure to keep your blood warm and the ghosts and goblins away!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Orange Juice + 1 whole Orange Slice
  • 8 Caramel Candies
  • 1 Splash of Water
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 8 Whole Cloves

5. Whiskey Patch

An all-time favorite type of candy is Sour Patch Kids, so working them into a festive drink for Halloween is a no-brainer. Enjoy this take on a whiskey sour, with an added emphasis on the sour. Of course — First it's sour, then it's sweet!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bag of Sour Patch Kids
  • 2.5 shots lemonade
  • 1.5 shots whiskey (Bulleit)
  • Splash simple syrup
  • Splash cherry juice
  • Cherry for garnish

6. Mounds Martini

This easy dessert martini tastes just like a Mounds bar in a glass! A decadent chocolate and coconut rim makes it extra special.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Crème de Cacao (Tempus Fugit recommended)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Coconut Rum (Malibu recommended)
  • 1 oz. whole milk
  • Semisweet chocolate chips and sweetened flaked coconut, for rim

7. Winking Witches Brew

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a Halloween get together with friends!  We added a Twizzlers garnish around the edge and a Twizzlers straw to give it a fun Halloween look that goes perfectly with the spooky purple color. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz blackberry juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Titos vodka
  • Ice
  • Blackberries (for garnish) 
  • Black Licorice Twizzlers (3 per cocktail) 
  • For Blackberry Juice:
  • 12 oz. fresh or frozen blackberries 
  • ½ cup of water

8. Reese's Cereal Milk White Russian

Reese's lover's will swoon over this delightful peanut butter and chocolate flavored White Russian. The secret to the flavor? Reese's Puff's cereal milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Reese's Puffs Cereal
  • 1 Cup Half & Half or Whole Milk
  • 1.5 Ounces Vanilla Vodka
  • 1.5 Ounces Kahlua

9. Lychee Martini

This lychee martini is a classy uptown cocktail with a nod to Halloween with it's 'eyeball' popsicle and bloody rim. But these fun touches also add to the fragrant flavor of this easy drink.

Ingredients:

  • 6 raspberries
  • 4 canned lychee
  • 1/2tbsp syrup from lychee
  • 3oz gin or vodka
  • dash white vermouth

​10. Ghostly Gin and Tonic

Looking to switch up your usual G & T? This drink should do the trick (or treat). Mix up this perfect Ghostly Gin and Tonic to celebrate all the hauntings of Halloween! It's scary delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of Gin
  • 1L bottle of Tonic Water
  • Ice
  • 1 Bag of Mini Gummy Worms

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