“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.
Author:
Cuisine: Seasonal Cocktail – Halloween
Recipe type: Craft Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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 Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate" and "Chopped" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, and on Holland America Cruise Line. The O'Heas are scheduled to be guest chefs on Oceania Cruise Line in 2014.