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In case you haven’t heard, it’s National Candy Month! However, June is quickly drawing to a close, which means there’s only 5 days left to celebrate this tasty occasion. You can either gorge on candy from your local convenience store, or you could go for a slightly different approach. In the spirit of Ogden Nash’s wise words, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker,” here are 6 candy-inspired cocktail recipes for you to try:

6 Candy-Inspired Cocktails: Heath Bar Cocktail Recipe

Heath Bar Cocktail: Heath Bars are one of my personal faves, so this toffee-flavored cocktail topped with shaved chocolate looks absolutely irresistible to me! GET THE RECIPE>>

6 Candy-Inspired Cocktails: Jelly Bean Cocktail Recipe

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Jelly Bean Cocktail: If you prefer fruity candy, this Jelly Bean cocktail Kayla posted is the perfect beverage. After sipping the mix of cake vodka, Maraschino liquor and grenadine, you’ll definitely feel like you had your jelly bean fix.  GET THE RECIPE>>

6 Candy-Inspired Cocktails: Almond Joy Martini Recipe

Almond Joy Martini: This elegant martini packs in all the delicious chocolate-coconutty flavor of its candy counterpart thanks to a mix of chocolate vodka and coconut rum. GET THE RECIPE>>

6 Candy-Inspired Cocktails: Peppermint Rod Cocktail Recipe

Peppermint Rod Cocktail: Think peppermint recipes are reserved for winter holidays? Think again! This peppermint rod cocktail is delicious year round. Plus, the patriotic colors make it a fun and festive Fourth of July treat. GET THE RECIPE>>

6 Candy-Inspired Cocktails: Milky Way Martini Recipe

Milky Way Martini: Craving a chocolate-nougat-caramel combo? This Milky Way inspired cocktail is sure to hit the spot. GET THE RECIPE>>

6 Candy-Inspired Cocktails

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail: Although caramel apple pie might not technically qualify here, I couldn’t resist including this recipe. (What?! Caramels are a type of candy.) This creative take on the dessert even includes a crushed graham cracker rim. Another slice for me, please! GET THE RECIPE>>

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