Candy Cocktails

Even if you have outgrown the plastic pumpkin full of miniature candy, you can still revel in the Halloween spirit by sipping on a candy cocktail that puts trick or treat candy to shame. Whether you throw your own costume bash or attend someone else's, be sure to sink your fangs into a cocktail glass of these sweet, spirited, mixed drinks.

Tootsie Roll ShotTrick or treat Tootsie Roll Shot

Serves 1

Recipe courtesy of Three Olives Vodka

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 ounce chocolate vodka
  • 1/3 ounce amaretto
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup

Directions:
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a shot glass.

Peppered Petal Punch

Serves 1
Peppered Petal Punch

Recipe courtesy of Wild Hibiscus

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce cognac
  • 1/4 ounce lichi liqueur
  • 2 ounces fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 ounce hibiscus syrup
  • Dash Peychaud's Bitters
  • Soda water
  • Hibiscus flower
  • Lychee fruit

Directions:

  1. Crush peppercorns in the bottom of a mixing glass with a muddler.
  2. Add gin, cognac, liqueur, juice, hibiscus syrup and bitters and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain twice into a punch cup or pond glass and top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with an hibiscus flower stuffed with a lychee fruit on a skewer.

POM TrufflePOM Truffle

Serves 1

Recipe courtesy of POM Wonderful

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or 100% pomegranate juice*
  • 1-1/4 ounce dark crème de cacao
  • 1-1/2 ounce black cherry vodka
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Dark, milk or white chocolate shavings

Directions:

  1. Shake juice, crème de cacao and vodka together and strain into a martini glass.
  2. Coat the cherries with the chocolate shavings and place them on a pick for garnish.
  3. *To juice a pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and use a citrus reamer or a juicer to extract the juice. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One pomegranate will produce about 1/2 cup of juice.

Peppermint Patty

Peppermint Patty

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce chocolate liqueur (try Godiva)
  • 3/4 ounce Rumple Minze
  • 1 cup hot cocoa
  • 1 ounce whipped cream

Directions:
Stir liqueur and Rumple Minze into the cocoa and top with whipped cream.

Gummy Worm Martini

Serves 1

Gummy Worm MartiniRecipe courtesy of Three Olives Vodka

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces mango vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao
  • 1 ounce lemon-lime soda
  • Maraschino cherry

Directions:

  1. Shake vodka, Blue Curacao and soda over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with a cherry.

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