You know what goes great with candy corn that you can’t share with the kids?? Vodka. Yes, I’m serious and I’ve got the perfect Candy Corn Vodka shot for you to pass out to those adult trick or treaters this Halloween. Grab that age-old favorite Halloween treat, a Mason jar and some UV Vodka, we’re going to start brewing us some candy corn UV Vodka Witches’ Juice!
This post is sponsored by Phillips Distilling. All opinions are 100% my own.
What is UV Vodka?
It’s fitting that I’m using Phillips UV Vodka for my Witches’ Juice. With their sleek new design that’s sunlight activated, it’s kind of like the bottle is wearing a costume, waiting to be plucked up from the store and then displayed for all to see when you get outside!
Located in Princeton, Minnesota, Phillips Distilling Co. is family owned and operated and has been for four generations. The company has that hearty good-natured, Midwestern work ethic and spirit, not to mention Minnesota nice the state’s become known for. You can tell that goes into every bottle of spirits that’s produced.
I know, I know you want to hear about the new UV sunlight-activated bottle design. What they’ve done is use photochromic ink with a wave design that comes alive when the bottle meets sunlight. When the rays are gone the color disappears, leaving the bold black UV logo only on the bottle. Bet your vodka can’t do what my UV Vodka bottle can do!
How does UV Vodka taste? How does Cubist vodka taste?
As far as taste goes. I found UV to be a little bitter and dry when I drank it alone; when I added ice it was much better. Drinking vodka straight up isn’t my jam though I will say that when I tried Phillips new made for the freezer vodka Cubist, I preferred it straight up compared to UV. As far as using UV in a cocktail, I like to know that I’m having an alcohol drink so I appreciate that I can still have the flavor of UV vodka in the candy corn vodka Witches’ Juice that I made. I know that’s not what everyone likes but I like to self-regulate so tasting the alcohol in my cocktail is something I look for.
Cubist is Phillips newest vodka, and it is smooth. The packaging sets it apart from any other packaging in the industry and the taste is chilled and refreshing. When placed in the freezer the Cubist label has blue designs that indicate the perfect temperature (at or below 0°C) for vodka sipping. When the temperature rises the designs disappear; that’s when you know it’s time to go back into the freezer.
Witches’ Juice with UV Vodka
- UV Vodka (you can purchase it here)
- 1 cup Candy Corn
- Mason Jar 24 oz or another jar that has a tight lid
- Cheese Cloth or another kind of fine strainer
- Take Mason Jar and make sure that it’s clean, if you use jars as often as I do, you never know what might be hiding in there!
- Pour 1 cup of candy corn into the Mason Jar.
- Take UV Vodka and fill the Mason Jar up to the 24 oz mark.
- Seal the jar tightly with the lid and place in a cool, dark place.
- Let the candy corn and UV vodka soak for at least 3 days, being sure to shake at least once daily.
- When the five days are up, take your cheese cloth and place it over a bowl; slowly pour the vodka mixture into the bowl, allowing the cheese cloth to catch any leftover residue.
- Now you’re ready to enjoy your Witches’ Juice as a responsible adult over the age of 21!
I took the leftover candy corn that was at the bottom of my jar and placed it in a mold I had for gummy bears because I can’t stand wasting anything. I think it’s the old cloth diaper mama in me, I must never waste a thing! The gelatin that’s needed is still there so really all I’m doing is molding a boozy candy corn into a gummy bear and then freezing it.
There are so many things you can infuse with UV Vodka. I’ve tried sweet and sour gummy worms; those need to sit for a few weeks but once everything is done the flavor is nice with a great sour kick afterwards. You could use Skittles too. Basically, if the candy is any kind of gummy or sucker, you can most likely infuse it with UV Vodka. Give it a try and let me know what you come up with!
Candy Corn Infused Vodka
Be the talk of the Halloween party with this easy, sweet candy corn infused vodka shot featuring UV Vodka. Even those who don't like candy corn find it to be likeable.
- UV Vodka Unflavored
- 1 cup Candy Corn
Take Mason Jar and make sure that it’s clean, if you use jars as often as I do, you never know what might be hiding in there!
Pour 1 cup of candy corn into the Mason Jar.
Take UV Vodka and fill the Mason Jar up to the 24 oz mark.
Seal the jar tightly with the lid and place in a cool, dark place.
Let the candy corn and UV vodka soak for at least 3 days, being sure to shake at least once daily.
When the three (or more) days are up, take your cheese cloth and place it over a bowl; slowly pour the vodka mixture into the bowl, allowing the cheese cloth to catch any leftover residue.
Now you’re ready to enjoy your Witches’ Juice as a responsible adult over the age of 21!
If you don’t have access to cheese cloth use a fine strainer that’ll catch some of the gelatin-like candy corn stuff.
Three days of infusion time is enough, I found that five times produced a sweeter shot that toned down both flavors making them really compliment each other.
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