Candy Corn Cocktails are part cocktail, part dessert. They’re delicious and a great festive drink for Halloween!

Candy Corn Cocktails are part cocktail, part dessert. They're delicious and a great festive drink for Halloween!

After the red, white, and blue shooters I made over the summer, I’ve been obsessively trying to come up with new layered cocktails. I had so much fun making that one.

And then a miracle happened–October finally freaking got here. 😛

I love October. I love fall and pumpkins. But I don’t particularly like candy corn (so, naturally, I bought a whole bag for these photos and now I have no idea what to do with them!). Anyway, when my husband suggested I try making a candy corn cocktail, my first thought was, “Ew.” Then I realized I could just make it look like candy corn, without the taste. Which is great, because I don’t even know how I would achieve that taste.

So sorry to any candy corn enthusiasts out there, sorry–this is not going to have the same flavor. But it’s still delicious and way easier to make than my other layered drink.

The last time I layered liquors, I needed a syringe to do it. This time, all we’ll need is a spoon.

Candy Corn Cocktails are part cocktail, part dessert. They're delicious and a great festive drink for Halloween!

First, you mix pineapple juice and pineapple vodka. The measurements for this don’t actually matter, but I’ll include some in the recipe below. You want your juice to be less than half of your drink.

Next, you’re going to take some (mostly) melted orange sherbet. Insert a spoon into the pineapple juice so the bottom is facing up. Gently pour the sherbet onto the spoon, so it slides into the glass. This way, it will layer itself over the pineapple juice.

Once you’re happy with the amount of sherbet you have, top it with some whipped cream.

Candy Corn Cocktails are part cocktail, part dessert. They're delicious and a great festive drink for Halloween!

Basically, this is part cocktail, part dessert. You won’t want to drink too many of them, but they’re delicious and a lot of fun.

I actually wanted to try this with my pumpkin pie liquor, but I didn’t have any left. -_- Maybe next time!

You may not be able to tell from the photos, but if you let this drink sit for too long, the sherbet and pineapple juice will start to mix on its own. It tastes better this way, but if you’re wanting to serve these at a party, you probably don’t want to make them too far ahead of time. (Good thing they’re so easy!)

Are there any recipes you’re excited to try this Halloween? Let us know in the comments!

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Candy Corn Cocktail

Candy Corn Cocktails are part cocktail, part dessert. You won't want to drink too many of them in one sitting, but they're delicious and festive for Halloween.

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  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple vodka
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup mostly melted orange sherbet
  • whipped cream, for topping


  1. Mix the pineapple juice and vodka together.
  2. Insert a large spoon into the juice, with the bottom facing up. Pour the sherbet over the back of the spoon so it gently layers itself on the juice.
  3. Topped with desired amount of whipped cream.


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11 comments on “Candy Corn Cocktails

  1. Oooh, this sounds delicious!! I will have to give it a whirl! If only I had some sherbet handy – I could have made it tonight!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  2. Do I have to wait until October to have this? Thanks for partying with us on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I always love to see what you share with us.

  3. This looks delicious! I must pin and try this one!

  4. So pretty! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  5. Teri Giese on said:

    yummy ? Lead a sheltered life and am old(only by the #!),no clue that there are tasty flavors of booze like this. I would drink this one all year! Tanks so much!

  6. I bet this is yummy. Looks delicious.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

  7. This is so great! I attempted a layered drink about a month back for Halloween but yeah mine did not turn out this great! I know a few people who would really enjoy this (unfortunately I’m not a drinker)! Thank you so much for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday hope to see you this week!

  8. Looks beautiful AND delicious, sign me up! Definitely pinning 🙂 xo

  9. I’d probably make them without the vodka, but they sound yummy either way. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Link Party. I hope you join us next week.

  10. This is SUCH a pretty drink! I really do love themed and holiday drinks and I have such a candy corn obsession (not just the candy, but decor, etc.). Love this! The straw is really cute, too!