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. 

1
Servings
1307
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

For the mint simple syrup

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup sugar

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
87%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
173g
100%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin E, added
1mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
199mg
20%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
32g
100%
Folate, total
175µg
44%
Iron, Fe
16mg
89%
Magnesium, Mg
71mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
267mg
38%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
247mg
16%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
193g
7%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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