10 Over-The-Top Candy Crafted Cocktails

Because kids shouldn't have all the fun. 

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Candy Cocktail

Dunk your gummy bears into this Mason jar-inspired drink.

Photo by: W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

Dunk your gummy bears into this Mason jar-inspired drink.

The next time you sidle up to the bar, ask for a little kid-type fun with your adult beverage. There's no reason you can't enjoy a chocolatey candy bar or a few gummies with your drink--though you might get carded.

1: Don’t worry. Those gummy bears hanging out over your Drunky Bear cocktail aren't thirsty, so you'll have plenty of this splashy cocktail for yourself. Made with Don Q Coco rum, Passoa and passionfruit and lime juices, it's served at W Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island, just off the coast of Puerto Rico.

2: Order My Huckleberry Friend at The Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court New Orleans. This Tiffany-blue drink was inspired by the famous Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme song, Moon River, and its fictional, Tiffany's-obsessed heroine, Holly Golightly. To prepare your own, shake together 3/4 ounce each of gin, lemon juice, Lillet Blanc and blue curacao. Pour into a chilled glass, top off with champagne, and garnish with a candy swizzle stick. Holly would say it's divine. (Recipe courtesy of The Cocktail Bar at the Windsor Court New Orleans.)

Candy Cocktail

Candy Cocktail

Stir your Huckleberry Friend with a stick of rock candy.

Photo by: Windsor Court New Orleans/The Cocktail Bar

Windsor Court New Orleans/The Cocktail Bar

Stir your Huckleberry Friend with a stick of rock candy.

3: Sip a Big Easy Melon ‘Tini when you’re in Louisiana's Big Easy. The Public Belt Lounge, located on the second floor of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, combines vodka, Cointreau, fresh watermelon juice and lime juice in a chilled martini glass. Multi-colored candies add a sweet finish.

Candy dots and sugar decorate this Big Easy version of a martini.

Candy dots and sugar decorate this Big Easy version of a martini.

4: The new Palm Beach Storm just blew in to the Galley restaurant at the Hilton West Palm Beach. Cotton candy is added to a Tom Collins glass along with dry ice. When dark rum is poured in, the storm starts to "blow." The mix is then layered with lime juice and ginger beer, and finished with bright pink and blue cotton candy toppings that echo the blue waters and rosy sunsets of South Florida.

Candy Cocktail

Candy Cocktail

A Palm Beach Storm lets off some steam when liquid ingredients hit dry ice.

Photo by: Hilton West Palm Beach

Hilton West Palm Beach

A Palm Beach Storm lets off some steam when liquid ingredients hit dry ice.

5: When you’re staying at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare, ask for a Limoncello Berry Martini. It's a refreshing concotion made from Absolut Citron, Limoncello, sour mix and strawberries. Fresh strawberry slices bob on the top; the rim is dipped in lemon sugar and garnished with gummy strawberries.

Limoncello Berry Martini

Limoncello Berry Martini

Candy berries hug the sugared rim of a Limoncello Berry Martini.

Photo by: Hilton Chicago O'Hare

Hilton Chicago O'Hare

Candy berries hug the sugared rim of a Limoncello Berry Martini.

6: After you’ve taken a dip in the blue Atlantic, sip a blue Tipsy Turtle. You'll find it at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa’s Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar. The Key lime sugar on the rim is meant to remind you of the private, sandy beach just outside, the largest in South Florida. The gummy turtle garnish stands in for the local sea turtles, and a dollar from the proceeds of cocktail sales go to help the Sea Turtle Conservation Fund. But if you’re not in town to buy one, make your own with 1 and 1/2-oz. of Blue Curacao, 1/2-oz. of Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, 1/2-oz. of Parrot Bay Key Lime rum, and 4-oz. of pineapple juice. Dip the rim in the juice and then in the Key lime sugar, and add the gummy turtles. (Recipe courtesy of Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa - Sea Level Restaurant & Ocean Bar.)

Tipsy Turtle Candy Cocktail

Tipsy Turtle Candy Cocktail

Proceeds from the sale of Tipsy Turtles go to help Florida's sea turtles.

Photo by: Fort Lauderdale Marriott

Fort Lauderdale Marriott

Proceeds from the sale of Tipsy Turtles go to help Florida's sea turtles.

7: Singer/songwriter Rupert Holmes wants to know if you like Pina coladas. If you do, try a Whenever Melon for a twist on this tropical classic. This frozen cocktail is served at W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, and made with Don Q Cristal, Midori, Coco Lopez, pineapple juice and grenadine. Sour melon gummies on a swizzle stick stand in for real watermelons.

Whenever Melon Candy Cocktail

Whenever Melon Candy Cocktail

Midori liqueur adds a muskmelon flavor to this drink.

Photo by: W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

Midori liqueur adds a muskmelon flavor to this drink.

8: A Fish Called Avalon, a trendy seafood restaurant in South Beach, Florida, is known for its signature Lollipop Mojito. It’s made with Bacardi rum and topped with a house-crafted lollipop made from mint, lime and simple syrup. For a sweet finish, even the lollipop stick is made from sugar cane. Consider this adult beverage a fun spin on the Cuban classic.

Candy Cocktail

Candy Cocktail

The stick in this Lollipop Mojito is made of sugar.

Photo by: Mike Wantz/A Fish Called Avalon

Mike Wantz/A Fish Called Avalon

The stick in this Lollipop Mojito is made of sugar.

9: Candy-inspired cocktails can't leave out something for the chocolate lovers, so have an AlSol Mudslide at AlSol Hotels & Resorts in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. The Mudslide's rich flavor comes from Bailey's Irish Cream, Kahlua, vodka and Frangelico. Swirls of chocolate syrup and sprinkles decorate the glass, which can be garnished with a chocolate stirring stick or a chocolate candy bar. Try it blended or frozen.

AlSol Mudslide Cocktail

AlSol Mudslide Cocktail

There's an avalanche of chocolate syrup in the Mudslide.

Photo by: AlSol

AlSol

There's an avalanche of chocolate syrup in the Mudslide.

10: An enormous, coal-fired oven gives (kol), a restaurant in Rapid City, South Dakota, its unusual name and spelling. The oven is visible behind the exhibition-style kitchen, so while you watch it heat up to a searing 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, order an almost unbearably cute Honey Bear Bees Knees cocktail. It’s crafted from gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, Angostura bitters and, of course, sweet honey. Not enough fun cocktails to try? We'll add one more, also at kol. The Magic Mojito is another signature favorite featuring rum, mint and lime juice. It’s served in a carafe and  poured through a luscious cloud of cotton candy.

Honey Bear Bees Knees Cocktail

Honey Bear Bees Knees Cocktail

Use a honey dipper to stir your Bees Knees, and nibble on a slice of honeycomb.

Photo by: Tristan Barnard/(kol)

Tristan Barnard/(kol)

Use a honey dipper to stir your Bees Knees, and nibble on a slice of honeycomb.

Magic Mojto Cocktail

Magic Mojto Cocktail

This twist on a classic mojito is made with cotton candy.

Photo by: Tristan Barnard/(kol)

Tristan Barnard/(kol)

This twist on a classic mojito is made with cotton candy.

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