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!
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.