“What’s your poison?” – The Kennebunk Inn’s Halloween “Candy Corn” Craft Cocktail

Candy Corn - Halloween Craft CocktailThursday’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.


Dining and Drink: What's your poison? - Portland Press Herald

"Candy Corn" Craft Cocktail
Our "Candy Corn" Cocktail is a whimsical Halloween treat for grown-up kids. The sweet orange taste and tricolor appearance bring back childhood memories.
Cuisine: Seasonal Cocktail - Halloween
Recipe type: Craft Cocktail
  • 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.
  • Cocktail:
  • 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
  1. For cocktail, place one carrot orange ice cube in the bottom of a martini glass.
  2. In a martini shaker, combine 3 ounces of Absolut Vanilla vodka and 1 ounce fresh lime juice.
  3. Pour over carrot orange ice.
  4. Garnish with vanilla cotton candy dusted with dehydrated corn.
About The Kennebunk Inn

The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, The Tavern are located in the heart of downtown Kennebunk Village. The Inn has been welcoming travelers for more than two centuries.