Monday, October 29, 2012

DIY Candy Corn Vodka, For Your Halloween And Hurricane Drinking Needs

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

We've already got you covered with stress baking for the Frankenstorm, but as we all know, stress drinking is just as crucial a coping mechanism. This recipe was first brought to my attention by my roommate as a Halloween recipe, but in light of recent circumstances, it will have to serve dual purposes.

So, you know, in the spirit of both All Hallows Eve and using up whatever random ingredients are sitting in your house while you wait out the storm, no time like the present to try a little foray into homemade candy corn vodka. Think of it as a step up from Skittlebrau, a step down from that weird-but-sort-of-good whipped cream vodka. And remember: you're trapped in the house today, so there's likely nothing else better to do at all. Fun? Fun!

At left, regular candy corn. At right, caramel corn flavored.
  • At left, regular candy corn. At right, caramel corn flavored.
First things first: ingredients and tools. This list is very, very short. You will need:

- As much candy corn as you want.

- As much vodka as you want (feel free to go for a nicer brand if you're not working with a writer's salary).

- A container of some sort.

- A strainer.

The process is even easier.

Combine more or less whatever ratio of candy corn to booze suits you — some say 1-to-1, others say 1.5 vodka to 1 candy corn, whatever. It's up to you. The point is, mix these two together in an airtight container, stick them in the fridge for however long you feel like leaving it (but at least 4 hours), then strain to get rid of undissolved candy corn (and, uh, wax sludge).

Serving chilled with a candy corn garnish — and maybe even a pineapple juice mixer — is optional but recommended.

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