Candy Corn Cordials and Cordials in general are a traditional after-dinner drink that can be served on their own or served with fresh fruits and tasty desserts.
Alright ya’ll Halloween is slowly creeping up on us! Eeek! What are your plans for the big day? Are you heading to a party or throwing a fun celebration at your home before it is time for trick or treating? Whatever you decide, everyone needs to eat…. and a few of us may want to enjoy a fun Candy Corn Cordials cocktail before heading out with the kids (come on, you know you do it) And sorry it might not quite fall into a simple healthy recipes category, but it sure is simple and ok to have a little indulgence every now and then. This Candy Corn Cordials recipe was introduced to me from Food Network Magazine and lets just say AMAZING!
Traditionally, Cordials are an after-dinner drink and can be served on their own or with a cup of coffee (or mixed with the coffee) to top off a meal.
Well-known brand names and their flavors include:
- Amaretto (almond)
- Chambord (raspberry)
- Cointreau (orange)
- Drambuie (honey)
- Frangelico (hazelnut)
- Grand Marnier (orange)
- Kahlúa (coffee)
- Sambuca (black licorice)
- Southern Comfort (peaches)
During the Christmas holiday we enjoy my homemade Apple Cider Recipe with added Cointreau or Grand Marnier. But how fun is this Candy Corn Cordials sweetened with natural sweeteners instead of corn syrup mixes?!? My husband was slightly skeptical as he doesn’t like sweet drinks (we both usually prefer just wine). But when his lips touched the glass and sipped this perfect cocktail – it was a winner! We both love how it is slightly creamy yet not super sweet.
First, soak the vodka in candy corn for about 3 hours. When ready to mix ingredients and serve (using your finger) add chocolate syrup around the rim of the glass to make sprinkles stick to the top. Add sprinkles to a dish and press to the sides of an upside-down martini glass to set.
These all natural candy corn candies are found at Whole Foods Markets. The recipe is from Food Network and here are 9 other super fun treats to enjoy for Halloween that will spark every foodies creative juices!
- Vampire Blood Tomato Soup with Muenster Sammies
- Perfect Caramel Apples
- Wicked Cupcakes
- Maple Cinnamon Spider Web Fritters
- Pull Apart Graveyard Cupcakes
- Pecan-Caramel Spiders
- Banana Mummies
- Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies
- Screaming Spice Cookie
Recipe from Food Network
- For the infused vodka:
- ½ cup candy corn
- 1½ cups vodka
- For the cordials:
- 2 ounces orange liqueur
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 large egg white
- Candy corn, for garnish
- Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.
- Make the cordials: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with candy corn.