Sure, we miss out on trick or treating as adults, but there are plenty of ways to make the holiday fun. For your next party try these Halloween cocktails and candy pairings. They’re so good it’s scary. Time to be a little wicked.
Halloween Cocktails And Candy So Good It’s Scary
Spooky Peach Punch & Candy Corn
When you’ve got lots of party guests, this punch will save the day. The refreshing flavors from the Moscato pair well with the sweetness of the rum and candy corn.
3 cups ice
1 cup Diplomatico Planas rum
1/2 cups peach liqueur (Alizé)
1/4 cup lime juice
500 ml ginger ale
Lemon and lime slices for garnish
In a large punch bowl, combine rum, peach liqueur, lime juice, and ginger ale.
When ready to serve, add a bottle of Moscato to the bowl and stir.
Garnish with lime, lemons and candy corn.
Vampire’s Bubbly & Black Licorice
The crisp and fruity Prosecco’s notes of golden apple complement the gin and licorice to play nicely as a happy hour cocktail or sip through the night. I dig how this Halloween cocktails and candy recipe has the illusion of spiders in a glass.
3 oz. Benham’s Gin
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. grenadine
Place licorice and 1-2 ice cubes into a wine glass
Fill with the gin, lemon juice and grenadine
Top the glass with Prosecco
The Spirited Specter & Crystal Candy
Who says a martini has to be boring? Switch things up and make it spooky! Take advantage of the clean canvas from the vodka. To celebrate this fun holiday, an elevated martini is a must.
2 oz. Ravo Vodka
1 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
Splash of lemon juice
Crystal candy on a stick
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice and pour the three ingredients into the shaker.
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with crystal candy
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria (courtesy of Delish) & Caramels
Skip the customary dunking for apples game and serve this delicious drink instead. This one is perfect for fall whether you serve it up any ole Saturday night or make it for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Offer toffee covered apples or caramels as your candy pairing.
This recipe will yield five servings.
Cinnamon sticks, for serving
Rim each of your glasses with a lemon wedge and dip in cinnamon-sugar.
In a large pitcher, combine cider, wine, and fireball. Add sliced apples and stir to combine.
Serve into prepared glasses and garnish with an apple slice and cinnamon stick.
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