This year, go from BOO to BOO-ZY, with these Halloween-inspired candy cocktails that’ll make anyone 21+ say trick-or-treat!
From ghouls and ghosts to witches and warlocks, Halloween isn’t just for dressing up and carving pumpkins — it’s all about THE CANDY, too. And please, don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old. In fact, these sweet Halloween-inspired treats are for anyone 21+! It’s time to celebrate this spooky holiday, the only way you should –the boozy way.
La Chancla | Center Hub at Trade Food Hall (Irvine, California)
This candy-inspired cocktail is the perfect balance between sweet and spicy! Made with Camarena Blanco Tequila, Lime Juice, Fresno Red Pepper, Tajin, Mango, Watermelon, and beautifully topped with a Mango Sucker — La Chancla is the older and more fun version of Mexican candy! Packed with a punch, the Mango Sucker turns into an ideal accompaniment to help cool things down after taking a sip.
Boozy Candy Shop Milkshake | Slater’s 50/50 (8 locations in California and Nevada)
All the dessert you need in a decadent milkshake, but be a grown-up and add a shot of your choice! The Candy Shop Milkshake features strawberry ice cream, vanilla, and Jolly Rancher crust, topped with Runts, gummy bears, a jumbo circus sucker, Twizzlers, Skittles and a pack of Sour Patch Kids. Enough candy to satisfy your inner-child, with an adults-only twist from the shot of your choice.
Holi Bhang | Mortar & Pestle (San Jose & San Mateo, Calif.)
Trick-or-treating isn’t just for kids. Mortar & Pestle’s Holi Bhang cocktail is an adult drink that uses a childhood favorite: crunch berry cereal. The signature libation is colorful enough to make every kid want to drink it, but don’t get tricked – this treat is for adults only. The cocktail combines coconut ghee-washed Indian rum and rye, Lucknow fennel syrup, lemon, and coriander-infused orange bitters and is topped with frothy vegan aqua faba and crushed crunch berry cereal for a bright nod to every kid’s favorite post-trick-or-treating snack.