Candyland Cocktail

Courtesy of Nitehawk Cinema

Ingredients

For the drink

  • 1 1/2 Ounce  Benchmark Bourbon
  • 3/4 Ounces  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce  Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
  • 1/4 Ounce  cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1/4 Ounce  mint simple syrup
  •   Splash of grapefruit juice

For the cinnamon simple syrup

  • 1 Cup  sugar
  • 1  Cup  water
  • cinnamon sticks

For the mint simple syrup

  • 1 Cup  water
  • 1 Cup  sugar

Despite the name, the Candyland cocktail isn't so sugary sweet and naive — it's actually inspired by this year's Oscar-nominated film, Django Unchained. Said Jen Marshall, who made the cocktail for Nitehawk Cinema, the drink is named after Leonardo DiCaprio's character's plantation in the film. "It's a a good, classic Southern drink," she says. 

Directions

For the drink

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled pint glass. Shake well and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass.

For the cinnamon simple syrup

Bring the water to a boil and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the cinnamon, and let steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Will keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

For the mint simple syrup

Bring the water to a boil and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the mint, and let steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Will keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,737 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

87%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 414g 138%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Sugars 406g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 3g 7%
  • Cholesterol 4mg 1%
  • Sodium 211mg 9%
  • Calcium 184mg 18%
  • Magnesium 26mg 6%
  • Potassium 113mg 3%
  • Iron 1mg 4%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 52mg 7%
  • Vitamin A 9µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 5%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 9%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 6µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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