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Pairing Drinks with Halloween Candy

Posted on | October 27, 2010 | 6 Comments

Halloween is upon us and, with it, bags and bags of grocery store sweets. Whether you swipe Fun Size Snickers from your kids’ plastic pumpkins or you scarf down the leftovers you bought for trick-or-treaters, chances are you’ll be indulging in some candy. And if you’re looking for an adult beverage to go with that candy, look no further.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups go great with beer. Although some might suggest a heavier brew, like Lake Louie’s Warped Speed Scotch Ale, these sweet and slightly salty little peanut butter cups also would go great with a light, caramely ale, like Furthmore’s Proper.

In Food Network Magazine, restaurateur Tom Geniesse of NYC’s Bottlerocket Wine & Spirits suggests pairing candy corn with a big, oaky white wine. Frog’s Leap 2008 Chardonnay would do the job.

For those who need something a little harder for staying up all night making the dog’s Halloween costume, Sugar Daddies paired with  Maker’s Mark bourbon is a creamy, smooth treat. Just make sure you don’t lose a filling on that sticky caramel–and don’t lose your mind when the glue stick breaks.


6 Responses to “Pairing Drinks with Halloween Candy”

  1. Ann's Rants
    October 27th, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    You had me at candy corn and frog’s leap.

    Also? Trader Joes now had DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS.

    To. Die. FOR!

  2. Style Maniac
    October 27th, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    cute post … that bourbon/caramel combo is definitely something to try … wonder what you would pair with dark chocolate (my choice is always a rich luscious red wine)

  3. Susan
    October 27th, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    StyleManiac, I agree. Chocolate and red wine (I like zinfandel) are heaven together. And, Ann, I already discovered those peanut butter cups on my last trip to TJ’s. They are dangerous.

  4. Kerry
    October 27th, 2010 @ 5:55 pm


  5. Katy
    October 29th, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    I served candy corn and champagne when I had some people over a few weeks ago… not a bad combo, if I do say so myself!

  6. Amy
    October 29th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    I love the idea of pairing Halloween candy with drinks! Great post :)!

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