Here are our picks for the best alcohol this Halloween season.
Keep the boo-ze flowing at your Halloween party with easy beer, wine, and liquor options that will make guests Monster Mash late into the night. Whether you’re hosting this haunted gathering, watching a scary movie marathon, or dressing up the kids for trick-or-treating — this is the best beer, wine, and liquor for the grown up ghouls and goblins on Halloween night.
Drink them if you dare …
BEST HALLOWEEN BEER
One of the best parts of the weather getting colder? The beers get a little bit heavier. Samuel Adams Sweater Weather Variety Pack is the perfect transition from easy-drinking summer beers to late-fall flavors, so you can enjoy your beer and take the kids trick-or-treating too. Staying behind to pass out candy? Rogue Dead Guy is the real deal, and holding the can will work with any scary outfit.
But if your Halloween plans this year are looking more like a football tailgate than a costume party, fill up a cooler so friends can go bobbing for Busch Light Apple. This seasonal domestic is great for hosting a crowd on a budget, perfect for fans of low ABV (just 4.1%), and strikes a great balance between crushable beer and sweet apple cider. Just make sure to drop some canned wine in the cooler for those who prefer the stronger stuff.
BEST HALLOWEEN WINE
Speaking of wine … no ghoulish gathering is complete without this fall staple — and nothing is more convenient than wine-in-a-can. Now from Graham + Fisk comes the HalloWine Variety Pack for extra spooky sipping. This pack includes four easy-drinking wines to please any palate, and gets the party going with heavy pours (⅓ of a bottle) per can.
Presenting the host ghost with a hosting gift? Nothing says “Happy Halloween!” like 2019 The Prisoner Red Blend. With a label that’s as perfect to display as it is delicious, this splurge-worthy bottle will be appreciated by any wine enthusiast on a scary special occasion.
BEST HALLOWEEN LIQUOR
Don’t forget to welcome spirits to your bar cart (the good kind at least!) with bottles fit for a graveyard. Honor your sober curious friends with Three Spirit elixirs, so everyone has a drink to cheers, and give your indulging guests the fun of making a martini straight from a skull with Crystal Head Vodka. Going with an extra-terrifying theme? The Onyx edition features a black bottle and is distilled with agave, adding even more character with tequila-like flavor. Mix in gimlets, screwdrivers, or serve straight-up with lime.
And don’t forget (how could you possibly), it’s PSL season — and by that we mean Pumpkin Spice Liqueur season, of course! Add a splash of Mr. Stacks Pumpkin Spice Liqueur to coffee, or pour on ice for an after-dinner nightcap. This drink is 100% fall flavor, and a crowd-pleaser on cooler nights. Plus, with heavy nutmeg and cinnamon tasting notes, it may even become a bar cart staple from Halloween through the holiday season.
Now that you’re equipped with the list, stock your fridge and bar cart with the best alcohol for Halloween, turn on a spooky playlist, and have a graveyard smash.
Erin Hooker is a writer with experience creating wine, food, and interior design content. She began contributing to Graham + Fisk’s blog in 2021.