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Dylan's Candy Bar Adds Cocktails to Menu

By Amy Zimmer | June 9, 2011 5:58am | Updated on June 9, 2011 9:57am

By Amy Zimmer

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN — Dylan's Candy Bar is growing up.

Not only is the store's owner, Dylan Lauren — daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren — getting married this weekend to hedge-fund manager Paul Arrouet, but her popular sweet shop on Third Avenue and East 60th Street will soon start selling candy-themed cocktails.

After Dylan's secured a liquor license a few months ago and made renovations to its café, bar and party space inside the 15,000-square-foot flagship store, the shop revealed it would add a "candy bar" for the over-21 set.

The cocktails will be available this summer, a publicist confirmed.

Dylan's Candy-Tinis concoctions include chocolate and lemon drop martinis garnished with candy, according to the store's website.

Dylan's is also cooking up a new menu with salads, sandwiches, cupcakes, ice cream, and sweet and savory pizzas.

The café is often rented out for special events, from engagement parties and baby showers to 21st birthday parties — which may gain a boost in popularity with the new drink menu.