Thursday’s Portland Press Herald featured several Halloween-themed cocktails being offered by southern Maine restaurants, including The Kennebunk Inn’s own “Candy Corn Cocktail.” From the article, “Dining and Drink: What’s your poison? – Maine restaurants have potions for every palate this Halloween.
Grown-ups want a little something more than a fun-sized Snickers on Halloween. Something, Count Dracula might say, with a little more bite.
The Kennebunk Inn’s chefs and bartender created this special Halloween concoction for the Inn’s annual harvest dinners which are being held on Saturday, October 27th & Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. Evoking the image of “candy corn,” the childhood trick or treat favorite, the drink’s orange and sweet notes are designed to delight the taste buds of grown-up kids.
- Carrot Orange Ice:
- ½ cup orange simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar, ½ cup water and zest of one orange, bring to a boil and chill)
- ½ cup carrot juice
- 1 orange, juiced
- Dash of orange bitters
- Blend all together and place in pyramid-shaped tray. Freeze.
- 3 ounces Absolut Vanilla Vodka
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- Cotton candy
- Vanilla floss sugar, as needed
- ¼ cup dehydrated corn, processed in spice grinder until powder
- For cocktail, place one carrot orange ice cube in the bottom of a martini glass.
- In a martini shaker, combine 3 ounces of Absolut Vanilla vodka and 1 ounce fresh lime juice.
- Pour over carrot orange ice.
- Garnish with vanilla cotton candy dusted with dehydrated corn.