Want to shake up Halloween? Make candy cocktails

John McDevitt
October 26, 2019 - 5:29 pm
A seasonally appropriate caramel apple Old Fashioned, with some creepy crawlers to boot

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some parents may enforce a "candy tax" on their kids, in exchange for taking the little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating. For those sugar-hungry parents, why not shake things up and incorporate the treats into cocktails.

There are all sorts of candy cocktails that you can create. The sky's the limit, so the first thing you may want to do is start with your favorite candy and go from there.  

"I'm a big fan of peanut butter cups myself," said Fitz Bailey of Coopers' Craft Bourbon.

"So basically you are infusing peanut butter cocktails with bourbon," Bailey explained, "adding a little bit of crema di cocco, a little half-and-half, a little chocolate syrup. You top it off with a peanut butter cup. Take all of these ingredients, shake it up with a little bit of ice, pour it into a martini glass, and boom, you have a great little chocolate martini."

Bailey also said you can melt candy corn down and make a simple syrup to make a whiskey sour or a candy corn Old Fashioned. Add apple liquor and caramel for a caramel apple Old Fashioned.

For more tipsy tips, listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast The Beer and Booze Broz.