Creepy Cocktails to Pair with Your Favorite Halloween Candy

Black Devil Martini

The best Halloween parties have three things in common: killer costumes, candy galore and plenty of cocktails to keep things interesting.

Before you go mixing up a truly spooky jungle juice, try these bewitching candy and cocktail pairings.

Pair Almond Joy with a Black Devil Martini

A simple mix of spiced rum and vermouth with a garnish of black olives, the Black Devil Martini (pictured above)  is a savory sipper. Since spicy rum and sweet coconut are a time-honored classic, try pairing this drink with an Almond Joy bar. The salty nuts and briny olives make a great match, too.

Pair Candy Corn with Witches Brew

This spellbinding sweet, tart Witches Brew combines pineapple and cranberry juices, bubbly soda and a splash of coconut rum. Color- and sugar-wise, it’s great with candy corn.

Pair Starbursts with Zombie Gut Punch

Party girls Alie and Georgia created a Halloween punch that is unnaturally smooth and boozy. Sweet blood-orange juice, cherry soda and grenadine add tartness and body to vodka, triple sec and bitters for a zombie-inspired sip that’s awesome with fruity chews, like orange or red Starbursts.

Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

Pair Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Cemetery Slime Punch

Think of Cemetery Slime Punch as a spookier Root Beer Float. The recipe suggests vanilla and chocolate frozen yogurt for a frothy, creamy, fizzy treat. Cut the sweetness with a salty Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Cemetery Slime Punch

Pair Twix with Vampire Cocktail

Have a sweet tooth and a lust for blood? Go for a Vampire Cocktail with vanilla ice cream, white crème de cacao, triple sec and “bloody” grenadine. Twix bars are both a cookie AND a candy, which gives this pairing an essence of cookies and cream.

Vampire Cocktail

More Halloween Ideas from Friends + Family:

Feed Me Phoebe: 7 Frighteningly Healthy Halloween Recipes
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Creamy Red Curry Coconut Butternut Squash Soup
The Heritage Cook: Fried Cheese “Fingers” with Spicy “Bloody” Dipping Sauce (Gluten-Free)
The Lemon Bowl: Lebanese Stuffed Peppers with Cinnamon and Pine Nuts
Weelicious: Cookie Dough Bites
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Halloween-Themed Appetizer: Beet and Cucumber Rolls
Taste with the Eyes: Malted and Salted: Milk Chocolate Pots de Creme
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Olive Oil-Maple Granola Walnuts
Swing Eats: Scary Monster Fingers Cheesy Bread Sticks (gluten-free)
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cabbage Slaw with Peanut Sauce Vinaigrette
Red or Green: Spicy Chard Chips
Virtually Homemade: Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat {Gluten Free}
Dishing With Divya: Egg Puffs
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