3 Creative Candy Cocktails to Make on Halloween

Snag a few goodies from your kids’ trick-or-treat bags for these wickedly delicious candy cocktails.

Northern Latitudes Distillery in Lake Leelanau is known for its creative cocktail recipes—owners Mark and Mandy Moseler and their team have developed hundreds, many of which they share online at northernlatitudesdistillery.com/recipes. The local distillery is celebrating its eighth anniversary this year, having opened its doors on October 4, 2012. We’ll raise a candy-coated glass to that!

Reese’s Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Reese’s infused vodka (directions below)
  • 1 1/2 ounces milk
  • 1 ounce Mackinac Island Fudge Chocolate Liqueur
  • Hershey’s syrup
  • Crushed Reese’s candies for rimming
  • Reese’s peanut butter cup sliced for garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add infused vodka, milk and chocolate liqueur. Shake until chilled.
  2. Rim a martini glass with syrup and crushed candy.
  3. Drizzle syrup inside glass in a pattern.
  4. Pour mixture in prepared glass and garnish with Reese’s cup sliced for rim.

*To make infused vodka, fill a mason jar with 1 cup Ice Dunes Vodka and 1/2 cup Reese’s pieces candy. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and shake. Refrigerate overnight, then strain.

Almond Joy Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Mackinac Island Fudge Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce pina colada mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Shredded coconut for rimming

Directions

  1. Rim a cocktail glass with Hershey’s syrup and toasted coconut chips or shredded coconut. 
  2. Optional: For a “fancy” glass, squeeze chocolate syrup in a pattern after rimming and before pouring shaken ingredients.
  3. Shake all ingredients with ice and pour in a martini glass.

Mounds Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Mackinac Island Fudge Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2 ounces pina colada mix
  • Chocolate syrup for rimming
  • Shredded coconut for rimming

Directions

  1. Rim a martini glass with chocolate syrup and shredded coconut. Swirl some extra syrup in a design inside the glass.
  2. Shake Mackinac Island Fudge Chocolate Liqueur and pina colada mix on ice.
  3. Add 1 ice cube to the bottom of a glass and pour shaken ingredients in.
  4. Garnish side of glass with a Mounds candy and sprinkle extra coconut on top.