No matter what the holiday, we always seem to end up with tons of leftover candy. Whether it’s chocolates on Valentine’s Day, Skittles on Easter, or PB Cups on Halloween, after a week of binge-eating candy, we’ve kind of had our fair share of sugar for a while. So what are we to do with all those extra sweets? Turn them into cocktails, of course!
We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite cocktails that incorporate all of the usual sweet suspects that tend to show their faces around the holidays. Post-sugar high, throw these leftover sweet treats onto your bar cart for some seriously fun mixing!
What You’ll Need: TWIX Bites, Caramel Syrup, Chocolate Syrup, Vodka, and Irish Cream (caramel flavor preferred). If you love chocolate and caramel— and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? — then this is the cocktail for you. Garnish with a TWIX stick for an even more chocolatey experience.
What You’ll Need: Red Skittle-Infused Vodka, Orange Skittle-Infused Vodka, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice. Because all things are better when made with Skittle-infused Vodka, right? We thought so.
What You’ll Need: Chocolate Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Amaretto, Half and Half, Chocolate Syrup, Whipped Cream, M&Ms. If you can get past the bizarre name of this cocktail, your taste buds will be in creamy chocolate heaven with these smooth, chocolatey concoctions.
What You’ll Need: Vodka, Sour Mix, Pineapple Juice, Gummy Worms. This neon-colored, gummy worm-garnished beverage looks exactly like the sugary juices we used to drink in elementary school, topped with tons of sticky gummies. But, you know, with vodka, so better.
What You’ll Need: Vodka, Godiva Liqueur, White Creme de Cacao, Peanut Butter Simple Syrup, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Peanut Butter lovers, rejoice! This cocktail has absolutely everything your heart desires: booze, chocolate, and PB, all mixed up into one decadent, delicious beverage.
What You’ll Need: Whipped Cream Vodka, Half and Half, Fruit Punch, Orange Juice, Diet Lemon-Lime Soda, Starburst. Everyone knows pink Starbursts are the best flavor anyway, so naturally they’d make the best cocktail, right?
What You’ll Need: Vodka, Cotton Candy, Sparkling Water. This sickly sugary cocktail is sweet, simple, and delicious. Sparkling cotton candy with booze? We think yes.