Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Uncle Ernie's Candy Corn Drink

A few years ago, I tried to come up with a non-alcoholic candy corn inspired drink. To get different layers of color I guessed I would need liquids in various colors and densities. In the tradition of the best mad scientists, I decides to experiment with whatever liquids in glass beakers I could find. My choices were mango nectar (thick and orange), coconut nectar (white and has some fat), and grenadine (bright red and dense from the sugar) The other day, I wanted to try the experiment again.

The glass on the right was topped off with half and half to get that nice white layer. I'm still not satisfied with the results, but I can only dispose of so many refined sugar and fat experiments before my heart starts to do the mambo.

The order in which the liquids are poured is important. The Mango poured first, then the coconut or the cream and finally slowly pouring the syrupy grenadine seems to work. It was helpful if they were poured very slowly over a spoon (held a little above the surface of the liquid), to direct the flow down one side of your glass .

There are alcoholic versions of a candy corn drink. I have never tried any of them. I am not a fan of the taste of alcohol (some wine or port occasionally or one cold beer on a hot summer day can taste pretty good though.) I primarily like my sugar - unfermented please.


Kris said...

The one on the right definitely looks drinkable.

Uncle Ernie said...

Both tasted good, but you need to stir each up before you drink them - especially if you are sipping them up through a straw.