By Claire Stern
Updated Oct 21, 2015 @ 4:15 pm
Candy Corn Cocktail
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Halloween comes but once a year, so we recommend serving up something extra sweet at your imminent adults-only gathering. Thanks to our friends over at Shade Hotel, a luxury coastal oasis in Manhattan Beach, Calif., we've got you covered with the "Candy Corn," a seasonal update on the classic Screwdriver cocktail that's inspired by the colors of the kernel-shaped treat. Not only will it stun your guests—with just three ingredients, it's surprisingly simple to make. Just follow the below recipe.

Candy Corn Cocktail


1 1/2 oz Absolut Mandarin ($27;

1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice

1/2 oz blood orange cordial ($34;


1. Combine 1 1/2 oz of Absolut Mandarin and 2 1/2 oz of fresh squeezed orange juice. Shake with ice until cold. Strain into black sugar rimmed martini glass.

2. Top with 1/2 oz blood orange cordial.