Candyland Cocktail

Candyland Cocktail
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Nitehawk Cinema

The Candyland cocktail.

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:

1131 kcal

Daily value:

57%

Servings:

1
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 165 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 64 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1350 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 401 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 5 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 174 mg
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Choline, total 9 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 8 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 18 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 23 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 21 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 32 g
  • Folate, DFE 151 µg
  • Folate, food 115 µg
  • Folate, total 193 µg
  • Folic acid 78 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 16 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 2 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 71 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 10 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 265 mg
  • Potassium, K 291 mg
  • Retinol 400 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 16 µg
  • Sodium, Na 363 mg
  • Starch 21 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Water 205 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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