Halloween Cocktails – A Nightmare on Elm Street
30th October 2022
One, Two, Freddy’s Coming For You
Welcome to a new year of spooky Cocktails, where we choose a Halloween film and create a fitting Cocktail to go alongside, I’ll give you a little history into each film and the know-how to create a delicious Cocktail.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
You better not fall asleep while reading this article, because Freddy Krueger is out and about once again to aid in the creation of his new Cocktail, which we will make in just a few moments, but first, let’s discover a little about this cult classic slasher horror film that first released in 1984.
Other than being a famous horror franchise, the first movie can also take credit for introducing the incredible Johnny Depp at the age of 21 to the world, as A Nightmare on Elm Street was Depp’s first movie, he would never forget this, with him reprising his role as a camo appearance in what was, at the time, meant to be the final film, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.
Johnny Depp was asked in 1993 if he had fond memories of his first film: “Yeah, I do have really fond memories, I mean, it was really exciting, it was also, I was shocked at Wes Craven (Director) and Annette Benson the casting director for taking such a chance on this guy (referring to himself)”. – Johnny Depp
Three, Four, Better Lock Your Door
We can’t forget about the main man, himself, Freddy Krueger was played by the same actor throughout every film, that actor was Robert Englund, who also took on a small role in Stranger Things Season 4, as the blind man, Victor Creel.
Five, Six, Grab A Crucifix
Although the film is not based on any true story, the inspiration for the film was very real, Wes Craven was inspired by some newspaper clippings in the Los Angeles Times during the 1970s, which detailed the experiences of some Hmong refugees who fled to America away from War and Genocide in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Those people supposedly suffered from very disturbing nightmares and refused to sleep, some of these men would later die in their sleep, it was officially called the Asian Death Syndrome.
Seven, Eight, Gonna Stay Up Late
For a few years, no one could sleep soundly, with A Nightmare on Elms Street releasing 7 films, plus 1 crossover with Jason, from the Friday The 13th films and then a remake in 2010.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
- Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
- New Nightmare (1994)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
- Freddy’s Nightmares (First aired on the 8th of October 1988 and lasted 2 seasons, with 22 episodes per season)
Nine, Ten, Never Sleep Again
Now let’s meet the Sparkling Wine brave enough to fall asleep and create this cocktail with Freddy Krueger.
The Sparkling Wine – Rebolium Sinefinis
Rebolium Sinefinis was created by the bond of two young winegrowers, Robert Princic from Giasbana-San Floriano, and Matjaz Cetrtic from Kojsko in Brda. Upon their first meeting, they exchanged their views on the world of wine and approaches to wine marketing.
So it was then that Rebolium Sinefinis, a wine without borders, first saw the light, using the native variety that unites the two denominations of the Collio and the Brda, Ribolla Gialla/Rumena Rebula. Bringing together grapes sourced from vineyards in Italy and Slovenia and combining the know-how and the resources of the two wineries, Gradis’ciutta and Ferdinand, they created a traditional method Sparkling Wine that they say “truly speaks of Europe”.
Sinefinis – Rebolium Brut Nature – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Delicate floral and blossom, green fruits, green apple skin, white pear flesh, lemon skin and a touch of yeast on the aroma.”
Flavour – “A delicate white spice leads into white pears, green apple flesh, a sweet touch of white floral and honeysuckle, with citrus and hints of croissant on the palate.”
Silver Medal Winner in the Gastronomic Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
“Ribolla Gialla finds its greatest expressions in these two prime wine producing areas of Italy and Slovenia.” – Rebolium Sinefinis
The Rum – Bumbu Rum Company
The Original Bumbu Rum was created in Barbados, which is the original rum island, where rum was first crafted some 400 years ago. At the Bumbu Rum Company, they craft their rums from a blend of the finest sugarcane which they turn into an exceptionally balanced and smooth, rich and complex Rum.
Bumbu – Créme Rum – Tasting Notes – ” Gorgeous rich and creamy spices take over the palate, making you fall in love with its whipped, squirty & double-clotted creamy characters made from real dairy, with little hints of oak to finish off this taste experience.”
The Sleepless Nightmare Cocktail
- Sparkling Wine
- Coconut Milk
- Ginger Syrup
- Cranberry Juice
How To Make The Sleepless Nightmare Cocktail
- 10mls Cream Rum
- 15mls Coconut Milk
- 5mls Ginger Syrup
- 5mls Cranberry Juice
- Top up with Sparkling Wine
Sleepless Nightmare Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “A smooth creamy aroma, with a nice display of ripe red fruits on the aroma, cranberries, and delicate floral notes on the aroma.”
Flavour – “A fizzy combination of creamy Rum, coconut milk, cranberries, oak, ginger and floral, it excites the palate, stimulating every part of the tongue, keeping you awake, making sure that Freddy Krueger doesn’t get its claws on you!”
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.