5 Candy Cocktails

We've concocted five adult beverages that are all about a childhood favorite: candy!

Using some of the more popular sweets from back in the day, these cocktails are fun to look at and even more fun to sip on. Take a peek and get the recipes for each one in our slideshow.


  • Jolly Ranchers were some of our very favorite suckers as kids and this Jolly Green Rancher candy cocktail inspired by the classic sweet has become one of our favorite drinks to enjoy. The bright green rim paired with the ruby red drink is as pretty to look at as it is to taste.

  • Watermelon is a refreshing flavor during the summer. We paired it with a rock candy swizzler stick to really amp up the watermelon taste in this cooler.

  • Admit it. You used to use your Twizzler as a straw when you were a kid. So did we! And that's why we've come up with this sweet and sour drink recipe that's really all about the garnish.

  • Fill your cocktail shaker with some of your very own DIY peppermint infused vodka to craft this candy cocktail. Get the list of ingredients and how-to here.

  • This last candy cocktail on our list comes together in a cinch. We really enjoy the sweet, yet bitter taste of this Lemon Drop martini.

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