Earlier this season, I made some fun Candy Corn Jell-O parfaits for kids but of course, I had to make a version for grown-ups! This Candy Corn Cocktail is inspired by that college classic – the Jell-O shot – re-envisioning it as a layered cocktail with a cute, seasonal twist.
This recipe takes a couple hours to come together as you need to allow the different layers of Jell-O to set, but the actual prep work is quick. I don’t like the actual flavour of candy corn so I didn’t attempt to recreate that flavour and instead this cocktail has a citrus-vanilla flavour that is just delicious and a total crowd-pleaser.
I served both the non-alcoholic kid’s version and the grown-up cocktail version at the same party, so I was careful to serve them in different containers so there was no chance of mix ups.
How to Make a Candy Corn Jell-O Cocktail
You will need:
- 1 package orange Jell-O
- 1 package lemon (yellow) Jell-O
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup vanilla vodka
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Candy corn, for garnish
Place the orange Jell-O powder in a glass pitcher and add 1 cup boiling water.
Stir to dissolve, then add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup vodka. Measure out even amounts of the orange Jell-O into your serving cups and set in the fridge.
Refrigerate 1-2 hours until set before moving onto the next layer.
Place the yellow Jell-O powder in a glass pitcher and add 1 cup boiling water.
Stir to dissolve, then add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup vodka. Measure out even amounts of the yellow Jell-O overtop of the orange Jell-O layers and place back in the fridge.
Allow to set 2 hours or overnight before serving.
Right before serving, top with a swirl of whipped cream and garnish with a candy corn.
Here is your free printable for our Boozy Candy Corn Jell-O Cocktail:
Be sure to pin this cocktail recipe for your next fall party or get-together!