We might not be heading to our favorite costume party, or handing out candy to neighborhood kiddos, but we can still have fun, be safe and treat ourselves during the season of all things boo.
Our Texas roundup has something for adults and for kiddos, so whether you’re celebrating Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, or both—we’ve got you all covered this spooky season.
This Halloween Eatzi’s is offering a variety of Halloween-themed Chocolate Covered Oreos available in a three pack for $7.99 and a 12 pack for $28.99. Milk not required!
For Halloween, Sourced Craft Cocktails has introduced a brand-new Halloween Cocktail Package with both tequila and whiskey options. The holiday-ready drink kit comes with Bulleit Whiskey, Avion Tequila and two cocktail mixes – the El Diablo, which features mix for six cocktails containing, fresh-squeezed lime juice, blackberry cordial and ginger beer – and the 3rd Dimension, which contains eight servings and includes fresh-squeezed lemon juice, homemade blackberry syrup and spiced fruit cordial. The 14-drink package is $93.55 and includes a menu on how to mix your cocktails.
There is no trick to enjoying these cute and tasty Halloween-themed treats. Sink your fangs into house made “Oreo” blood orange éclairs topped with “blood” splatter and ghoulishly delightful ghosts and pumpkin decorated cookies. Macarons share in the festivities with vanilla bean-flavored ghosts and pumpkin spice-flavored jack-o’-lantern shaped macarons, and spooktacular blood orange flavored macarons. Purchase individually, as a gift pack, tiered tower or as a Halloween Macaron Platter. Available now.
Toro Toro’s Monster-ita is a spooky spin on a classic margarita with bright, fresh flavors—fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and Midori (melon liqueur instead of the classic orange liqueur for that beautiful green color), and topped off with a special house-made brown sugar and blackberry foam. Hurry in — the $9 Monster-ita is only available Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31!
Güero’s on Austin’s beloved South Congress strip is featuring a Spooky Punch cocktail Halloween weekend (October 30-November 1). The cocktail is a riff of a signature margarita, adding in winter fruits like orange juice and grapefruit juice. The $6.90 Spooky Punch has tequila, triple sec, orange juice and grapefruit juice, with a Tajin rim.
Served in a skull with flamed cinnamon powder, the Zombie Tiki classic gets an extra dose of spooky spectacle at The Roosevelt Room. Made from the RR’s Tiki Rum blend, Donn’s mix, Falernum, lime, grenadine, Angostura Bitters and caramelized Absinthe, this $25 boozy libation brings on the buzz—-big time.
At another South Congress favorite they’re serving delicious—-and cute—-Halloween-themed tiki cocktails from A to Z. (Tip: All tiki cocktails are $10 every Thursday for Tiki Thursday!) There’s the Apple Cider Mezcal Margarita garnished with dehydrated apple and a cinnamon stick, or a Pumpkin White Russian, garnished with pumpkin seeds and anise star. Try a Vampire Kiss: Colombian fruit mora (andie blackberry), coco, line, velvet, jamaican rum. garnished with vampire teeth or a Zombie: rum and fresh fruit garnished with mint and dehydrated fruit.
Looking to sip festive Halloween and Day of the Dead libations? Then head to live music bar The Squeezebox, (located along the trendy St. Mary’s Strip) where owner/bartender Aaron Peña has created two seasonal cocktails, The Witches’ Brew and Wake The Dead, both topped off with Twang-A-Rita cocktail rimming blends.
EVO Entertainment’s Pumpkin Spiked Shake has returned to all open locations through November 30. The shake is the result of a collaborative effort from EVO’s culinary team that returns each fall to the delight of customers. The boozy $10.50 shake includes vodka and Baileys Pumpkin Spice liqueur; an $8.50 non-alcoholic version is also available.
Cover photo courtesy Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, Dallas
Julie Tereshchuk is the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Lifestyle Magazine