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20+ Fall & Cold Weather Recipes

Fall is here with some days skipping right to Winter. Cooler weather in our house means getting out the Instant Pot, stockpot, and cast iron. It's soup, stew, & comfort food season! Here's a list of some of my favorite recipes to get warmed up with:

The Pale Man Cocktail

With Halloween steadily approaching creepy movies have been on the TV non-stop. While 'Hocus Pocus' is a fun family favorite, one of my favorites is 'Pan's Labyrinth- El Laberinto del Fauno.' It's truly a visually creepy movie with a compelling, well told story. The story takes place in Francoist Spain, where we meet Ofelia. Without giving too much away, Ofelia meets a Faun who gives her three tasks to complete which will give her immortality and return her to her rightful place as a fabled princess.  This Halloween cocktail is inspired by her second task— to retrieve an item from the lair of the Pale Man, a child-eating monster with sagging pale pink skin and eyes in the palms of his hands. A truly gruesome and scary visual that has been singed into my brain... perfect for a Halloween cocktail. The Pale Man Cocktail while creepy looking has a sweet bubbly mix of Lychee, Strawberry, Blackberry Ginger Ale, and Vodka.

Here's my Recipe:

The Pale Man Cocktail

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

A Sweet Halloween cocktail inspired by The Pale Man from Pan's Labyrinth


  • 1 20oz can Lychees in Syrup
  • 1 Strawberry Fruit Popsicle
  • 2 Cups Blackberry Ginger Ale
  • 8 oz Vodka
  • A bunch of Black seedless Grapes


  1. Pour 1/2 cup of lychee syrup into a blender with the Strawberry Popsicle and Vodka. Blend until frothy.
  2. Pour the blended lychee vodka mixture into a pitcher and add the Blackberry Ginger Ale.
  3. Serve in individual glasses garnished with lychees stuffed with black grapes. Enjoy!
Yield: 4 - 6 Servings
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 5 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: cocktail, mixed drink, pale man cocktail, party drink, halloween cocktail, pan's labyrinth cocktail


Calories: 273 per serving


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