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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. What other holiday can you dress up and pretend you are something you’re not? Okay, maybe politicians get that luxury every day but the rest of us get just one day. One day to be your favorite superhero. One day to be your idol. One day to be whatever you want. A cute little kitten or a sexy you name it they got it.
When it comes to Halloween parties most people think of dressing up and getting trashed on fun themed cocktails. Us parents don’t always have that luxury. We are out trick or treating with our kiddos until we force them to go home.
Just because we aren’t going to some elaborate masquerade ball doesn’t mean we can’t have a drink or two and even make the kids one they will love. Like this Twisted Candy Corn Kid Friendly Halloween Mocktail. Since candy corn is a classic Halloween treat that comes out every year I thought why not make a similar looking drink. Kid-friendly, of course.
To start, fill up a tall glass to the rim with ice. I used SUMPRI Ice Molds to make extra large ice cubes and ice spheres. These silicone molds allow you to make 6 large cubes and spheres in one swoop. You can easily pop them out once frozen. The trick to layered drinks is A LOT of ice and varying sugar contents. These large ice cubes allowed me to slowly add each layer. It worked perfectly!
My Twisted Candy Corn Kid Friendly Halloween Mocktail contains all citrus flavors but feel free to use whatever flavors you find. I called my “twisted” because I couldn’t find a high enough sugar content for the bottom layer which is typically yellow in candy corn. “Twisted” sounds better anyway! My sugar contents went from 62g (Crazy, I know!), to 7g, and then down to zero. The drink tastes delicious. Kid approved!
Twisted Candy Corn Kid Friendly Halloween Mocktail
- white drink
- yellow drink
- orange drink
- tall glass
Fill glass completely with ice. Layer drink colors starting with the highest sugar content first. Continue with next highest on to the least. Make sure sugar contents vary greatly to get the layered effect.
Do you have a favorite Halloween drink?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.