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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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