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:

1,758 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly

Daily value:

88%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 423g 141%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Sugars 416g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 0g 1%
  • Sodium 33mg 1%
  • Calcium 74mg 7%
  • Magnesium 11mg 3%
  • Potassium 66mg 2%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 8mg 1%
  • Vitamin A 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 8mg 14%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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