Now, technically, because there is sugar in this that makes it a liqueur but the big brands don't seem to make a differentiation so why should I, right? Either way it makes for some fun cocktails and a great way to celebrate Fall and Halloween.
For each cocktail you want to make infuse 1/2 cup of candy corn with 1/2 cup of vodka. In other words, equal parts candy to vodka. This will give you the deepest candy corn flavor in just a few hours, though if you can let it steep overnight or for several days more of the candy corn flavor comes through. (I let mine sit in on the counter top for 2 days and gave it a good hearty shake every time I walked by - tasted just like liquid candy corn!)
Once your infusion has reached the peak of candy corn flavor it's simply a matter of straining it. To do this simply pass all the liquid through a metal strainer to get out the larger chunks (if there are any left which there probably won't be if you infuse the candy longer than a few hours!). Then line that strainer with coffee filters and strain the rest through in stages, changing out the coffee filter with each pass, until you have strained all the liquor.
You are now ready to bottle, label and enjoy or give as a hostess gift at that Halloween party you're going to!
I also have recipes for
INDIAN CANDY CORN VODKA
CANDY CORN MOONSHINE
Here's some fun Candy Corn Cocktails you can use your Candy Corn Vodka in, simply substitute this recipe for the the base spirit called for:
SPARKLING CANDY CORN MARTINI