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Halloween Happy Hour

Happy Halloween! Tonight the spirits get spooky as I try the Food Network’s Candy Corn Cordials, with some slight variations. I found blood red orange candy corn to make it extra gory. And, I used Safest Choice pasteurized eggs to eliminate the apprehension of using a raw egg white.

The drink ending up being pretty sweet, so don’t worry if you can’t infuse your vodka for the full 3 hours. Also, while the blood orange candy corn tasted great, it turned the drink more of a pink-orange than the festive color I was hoping for. Cheers to a spooky and safe Halloween everyone!


blood orange candy corn cordial

Candy Corn Cordials


For the infused vodka:

  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

For the cordials:

  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large pasteurized 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.