Cocktails | Soda | Coffee - Drinks To Honor National Candy Corn Day – October 30

by fitzcharming

Chewing isn't the only way to consume the Halloween candy confection. You can enjoy the colorful treats in a variety of liquid forms too. Try these recipes to honor the day.

It’s been the official day for Candy Corn for years but nobody really knows why. Other than it’s the day before Halloween. There’s no government proclamation, and nobody has stepped up to claim the title of creator. Nonetheless October 30, National Candy Corn Day, is somewhat of a tradition in the United States. People really do celebrate it.

For those that love the techni-color confectionary treats, there are dozens of recipes to add variety to your candy corn consumption, from cupcakes and muffins, to cheesecake, to candy corn flavored bagels. But one of the most unique ways to enjoy candy corn is in liquid form. I’ve found some beverage recipes that appeal to the most discriminating candy corn connoisseur.

Candy Corn Martini Recipe

Candy Corn Martini Recipe

Prep time 10 min  -  Total time 120 min
Ingredients for 20 servings
2 cups vodka  • 1 cup candy corn  • 1 1/2 ounces orange liqueur  • juice of 1/2 lemon  • candy corn (for garnish)  • 4 ounces candy corn vodka

For The Infused Vodka

Put the vodka in an airtight container or bottle and add candy corns. Let sit to infuse for 2-3 hours. Strain before using in cocktails.

For the Martini

Add infused vodka, orange liqueur and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into glasses. Garnish with extra candy corn.

Recipe Source: The Chew

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Watch How Candy Corn Is Made



Prep time 10 min  -  Total time 30 min
Ingredients for 1 serving
1 part coconut cream  • 1 part tangerine flavored mixer  • 1 part banana liqueur  • Splash of white rum

Mixing Directions

1.) Chill ingredients in fridge or freezer.
2.) Once cooled, pour the first three ingredients, in the order listed above, slowly over the back side of a spoon into a martini glass.
3.) Top with a splash of white rum

Recipe Source: Stirrings

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Candy Corn

Candy Corn Trivia

  • Candy Corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company.
  • The original flavor was honey.
  • Candy Corn is made in colors for all major holidays - Red and Green for Christmas; Red and Pink for Valentines Day; Brown Orange and White for Thanksgiving; various pastels for Easter; and there are usually limited edition colors for other celebrations during the year.
  • About 9 billion kernels of Candy Corn is sold each year.
  • It was called “chicken feed” in the 1920s and sold in a box with a rooster on the front.
  • The Huffington Post lists candy corn among the nine most-hated Halloween treats.
  • In 1950 the Goelitz candy factory burned down while cooking a big batch of candy corn, destroying 2,000 pounds of product.

Make A Candy Corn Milkshake

Candy Corn

Candy Corn Shooters

serves 2

1 ounce infused candy corn vodka (recipe to follow)
1 ounce Malibu Sunshine Rum
2 ounces  International Delight French Vanilla Creamer

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour ingredients into shaker.  Shake well to combine.  Pour into 2 shot glasses.  Optional:  Rim shot glass with crystal sugar.  Serve and enjoy.

Candy Corn Vodka
makes 4 ounces

1 cup Brach's candy corns
4 ounces Smirnoff Whipped Vodka

To quickly create an infusion:  combine candy corns and vodka in a mini food processor or blender.  Blend until candy corn is tiny like gravel.  Strain out candy corn and store candy corn vodka in a sealable container until needed.

If you have 24 hours:  combine candy corns and vodka in a mason jar.  Allow to infuse for 24 hours.  Strain out candy corn and store candy corn vodka in a mason jar until needed.

Recipe source:

There Are 2 Kinds Of Candy Corn Eaters - Which Are You?

Jones Candy Corn Soda

Jones Candy Corn Soda
Jones Candy Corn Soda

Look for this limited edition flavor in your local supermarket.  It has a butterscotch flavor and stains your mouth.  Kids give it good reviews though.

Candy Corn

You can buy candy corn flavored coffee via online specialty sites, and at Target Stores.  Or you can make your own.

Candy Corn Latte Recipe

Candy Corn Latte Recipe

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 10 min
Ingredients for 1 serving
3/4 ounce Butterscotch Syrup  • 1/4 ounce Butter Rum Syrup  • Steamed milk  • Espresso

Mixing Directions

Add Butterscotch syrup and Butter Rum syrup to a 16 ounce cup. Steam milk, extract espresso and add to syrup mix and enjoy.

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Updated: 10/10/2014, fitzcharming
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Are You A Candy Corn Lover Or Hater?

Telesto on 10/13/2014

Good for you! It makes it seem really fun.

fitzcharming on 10/12/2014

I love candy corn so I thought it would be fun to find some drink recipes. Thanks for your comment.

Telesto on 10/12/2014

I have never heard of this before but it all looks amazing!

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