Halloween Leftovers 101: Transforming Halloween Candy into Cocktails
After the ghosts and goblins retreat and November dawns, you might find yourself with an overabundance of Halloween candy. Instead of letting it languish in the pantry, why not transform those sugary delights into some crazy and fun cocktails? With a variety of spirits from Harvest Wines, the concoction possibilities are endless!
Gummy Bear Sangria
A playful twist on the traditional Sangria, this cocktail incorporates the chewy sweetness of gummy bears. Choose a fruity gin such as Steinhart Classic Gin or J. Rieger & Co Midwestern Dry Gin and mix it with a generous handful of gummy bears, add some fresh fruits, and let it chill overnight. The gummy bears will soak up the alcohol, and you’ll be left with a Sangria that’s whimsically sweet and colourful.
Pop Rocks Martini
Add a pop to your post-Halloween celebrations with a Pop Rocks Martini. Rim your martini glass with lemon and dip it into Pop Rocks for a crackling effect. Mix a smooth vodka like Coldstream Clear Premium Vodka or SKYY Vodka with a hint of lemon juice and a splash of tonic, shake well, and pour into your prepped glass for a cocktail that’s a feast for both the taste buds and the ears.
Candy Corn Cream Liqueur Cocktail
For those with a penchant for creamy drinks, create a Candy Corn Cream Liqueur Cocktail. Blend candy corn with IC Shore Whiskey Cream liqueur until smooth. Chill and then serve over ice with a sprinkle of nutmeg. It’s a creamy, dreamy way to say goodbye to October. We know everyone either hates or loves candy corn, so this “out there” cocktail is for the fans only!
Chocolate Candy Bar Rum Shake
For a dessert-like drink, blend your favourite chocolate Halloween candy bars with some dark rum like JD Shore Black Rum, add a scoop of ice cream, and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup for a sinfully good treat.
Remember, the key to a great cocktail is a quality spirit. So put aside some of your Halloween candy to mix up something wacky and magical, and toast to the spooky season!