Drink up, witches! It’s almost Halloween, which means there’s no shortage of booze! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite candy and alcohol pairings that’ll keep the costume party alive — even if it has to be over Zoom.
Use this guide to pick your poison with nostalgic Halloween candy and delicious adult bevs.
Candy Corn and Beer
Basically popcorn and beer with a Halloween twist! This festive candy is perfect for anyone with a serious sweet tooth. Its sugary taste is complemented nicely by the crisp, cold taste of a chilled beer.
Gummy Bears and Vodka
Pro Tip: You can make drunken bears if you pour the vodka over the bowl of gummies and let it sit for a few hours. These little guys will soak up the booze in no time!
Licorice and Rum
Are you a red licorice fan or do you appreciate the controversial taste black licorice? Either way, rum is your best bet to pair with these distinctive candies.
We recommend a spiced rum to add some flare like the Bear Creek Spiced Rum or the Breckenridge Spiced Rum. If you’re feeling fancy, licorice would also make an excellent straw for a homemade Rum & Coke.
Sour Patch Kids and Tequila
M&Ms and Red Wine
Alright, this pair is an obvious one. Chocolate and red wine. Need we say more? With this combination, you have plenty of options and really can’t go wrong.
Starburst and IPA
Life is too short to not indulge on some fruity flavors this Halloween. Starbursts are a trick-or-treating classic despite how difficult they are to eat. Pandemic Perk: Your mask will hide what gets stuck in your teeth!
We recommend pairing these chewy candies with the Starburst IPA from Ecliptic Brewing. The name says it all and the taste will blow you away.