This Tropical Candy Corn Cocktail is absolutely perfect for Halloween. It looks like a candy corn, but it sure does not taste like one! It is made from pineapple juice, orange juice and coconut cream! It is a blast of tropical vibes in the fall season. It is extremely simple to make, and it will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Tropical Candy Corn Cocktail Inspo
Spooky is my middle name in the fall. I usually make cocktails that pair with the seasons flavors, but sometimes I need tropical. Hence, this tropical drink! I want to imagine myself drinking this on a spooky tropical island.
Another thing I love about Halloween is the colors -- I absolutely love the candy corn colors of Halloween. But candy corn, believe it or not, is not vegan! Darn gelatin (which, if you want a vegan gummy bear recipe, click here).
This drink inspo is basically the colors of Halloween with the love of tropical flavors!
Ingredients for Tropical Candy Corn Cocktail
Rum. We used white rum as a base for this drink. Specifically, we used Flor De Cana which is the rum I fell in love with when I volunteered in Nicaragua during law school. Any white rum will work though!
Pineapple Juice. This is for the yellow layer of the drink. We used no sugar added canned pineapple juice from Dole.
Orange Juice. This is for the orange layer. Be sure to buy one that is not pulpy or full of sugar! You could also use Mango juice if you want to brighten up the orange a bit!
Coconut Cream. The top, white layer is made from canned Coconut Cream. It adds a nice, creamy flavor to it! You could also use banana. Be sure to use the watery part of the cream, not the thick top.
Ice. To make it frozen!
Halloween Sprinkles. Optional for garnish.
Materials Needed to Make Tropical Candy Corn Cocktail
You will need a blender for this recipe! I used my Ninja, but any blender works! You will also need two cups to serve this in.
Steps to make this drink
It is so easy to make this drink! You throw in each juice, rum and ice into the blender (separately so you do not combine the colors). You first start with orange juice, ice and rum, blend it up then pour into the bottom of your cup. You repeat the same steps with the pineapple juice then the coconut cream. If you are garnishing the cups with sprinkles, be sure to do so prior to pouring in your cocktail.
If you are garnishing the cups, place the sprinkles into a shallow bowl. Then, rub a cut open lime on the rim of your cup, then dip cup, rim side first, into the cup with the sprinkles. You may need to swirl it around a little to get a good stick!
This is a tough one. If you absolutely need to store this, I suggest that you blend the ice and juice and store it in the freezer then add in the rum after. Also, make sure to separate each flavor!
May I use dark rum instead of white? Yes, you totally can! Be careful with your white layer though.
May I use fresh fruit? Yes, but you may need to add a little water into the mix of the fruit and ice so it is not too thick to drink.
May I use coconut water instead of coconut cream? You can, but it wont be white, it will be clear. You will also loose some of the creaminess. Coconut water does taste great.
May I use coconut milk? I have yet to try that, but I imagine you can. The drink will not be as flavorful though.
Does it need to be frozen? Yes, or your layers will combine.
Can I sub mango juice for orange juice? Yes, 110%. It is delicious.
My drink is too watery and is combining, why? Add more ice! It may be warm where you are or your glass may be warm, which is heating up the liquid and causing it to melt, and therefore, combined.
I used the top of the coconut cream by accident and now it is acting like whip cream, how do I fix it? Add some water in slowly and blend.
Do you like it spooky?
Me too! Check out my other spooky dessert, my vampire donuts, my bark bars, my vegan gummy bears and my spooky drinks, including my Drunk in the Graveyard Martini (a play on dirt pie) and my Bloody Mimosa.
Did you make this drink?
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Tropical Candy Corn Cocktail
- 3 oz white rum 1 oz for each layer
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup orange juice or mango
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 3-5 cups ice 1 cup for each layer
- Halloween Sprinkles optional
- If you are not adding a sprinkle rim to your glass, skip to step 2. Cut a lime or any other juicy fruit in half and rub the rim of your glass with the juicy part of the fruit. Place sprinkles into a shallow bowl. Place the glass, rim side down, into the shallow bowl and swirl it around in order to have the sprinkles attach to your glass. Repeat with second glass.
- Place orange juice, 1 cup of ice and 1 oz of rum into a blender and blend until smooth. It should not be watery and it should be stiff. If it is not, add more ice and blend. Pour into cup.
- Repeat steps with pineapple juice and carefully pour into cup on top of the orange layer. Be sure to not aggressively pour so they do not mix.
- Repeat steps with coconut cream.
Do not pour too aggressively or your layers will combine!