Halloween Cocktails – Final Destination

31st October 2022

Final Destination Cocktail Halloween Cocktails

“There are No Accidents. No Coincidences. No Escapes. YOU CAN’T CHEAT DEATH”

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.

Final Destination

This is our Final Destination with our Halloween Cocktail for the year 2022, so let’s go out with a bone-crushing cocktail, that will make you think twice before getting on a plane or riding a rollercoaster.

Back in 2000, when the first Final Destination started playing on cinema screens, it brought in $112.9 million at the box office, but I wonder how many of the people watching, know what inspired the film.

“I told you, You were next!”

The Final Destination films are not technically true stories, but they are most certainly based on true life-changing disasters, in the first film, the writer, Jeffrey Reddick, said this in an interview “Read a story about a woman who was on vacation and her mom called her and said, ‘Don’t take the flight tomorrow, I have a really bad feeling about it”, the daughter listened to her mother and switched flights back home, the plane she was originally booked on crashed.”

Whether her mother was just overly weary for her daughter, or she really did see or feel something to prompt her to speak out, we won’t really know for sure, but she did save her daughter’s life.

“I’ll see you soon”

It wasn’t the only inspiration, on the 2nd film, the highway pile-up was inspired by what happened on Interstate 75 in Catoosa County, Georgia, where 125 vehicles collided causing a pile-up that killed 4 people and injured 40 more,

In the 4th film, the race track scene was inspired by the 1955 24 Hour Le Mans disaster that caused a massive amount of debris to fly into the spectator area, resulting in the death of 80 people. And in the 5th film, the bridge scene was inspired by the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that collapsed on November 7th, 1940.

The script for Final Destination was first written as an episode of The X Files, but Jeffrey Reddick was pursued to turn the script into a full feature-length film by one of his New Line Cinema colleagues.

  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • Final Destination 4 (2009) (Otherwise Titled The Final Destination, It Was Meant To Be The Final Film)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)

The combined box office for the Final Destination films currently stands at $666,766,477, I say currently because despite reaching the final stop in 2011, Final Destination is said to have a 6th installment to the franchise, with the film being directed by Jon Watts, the director of all three Tom Holland Spider-Man films, it’s set up to release on HBO Max, at some point in 2022?

Outside of the movie franchise, Final Destination also has a series of 9 Novels and 2 Comic Books.

Here we are, about to meet the Sparkling Wine that will help us out with our plan to cheat death by creating the Final Destination Cocktail, let’s pray that it works.

The Sparkling Wine – Maximo

Kutjevo Winery, which is responsible for creating the Maximo, is located in Croatia, their story began back in 1232, eight centuries later, they are still producing wines for the world to explore.

Kutjevo Winery – Maximo Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Creamy green fruits, dry white cheese, honeysuckle and white floral aromas.”

Flavour – “Soft, fizzy and sweet, white pears, white fruits, green fruit skins, white & yellow floral and apricot with soft citrus notes on the palate.”

Cheating Death Cocktail


  • Sparkling Wine
  • Draught Stout
  • Cranberry
  • Blackberry Syrup

How To Make The The Cheating Death Cocktail

  • 20mls Cranberry
  • 5mls Blackberry Syrup
  • Half Sparkling Wine
  • Half Draught Stout

The Cheating Death Cocktail Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A creamy red berry, strawberry cheesecake, on the aroma.”

Flavour – “A delicate touch of creamy/foamy red berries included in the stout characters, the sparkling wine adds a lovely delicate display of fizz and fruity characters drawing you in to taste, but be careful, you could be next. 

We’ve ended this year’s Halloween Cocktails on a grim note of death and disasters, I hope you weren’t expecting any roses or puppies, but on a brighter note, we did survive all 8 horror franchises this year and caused death to skip us, for now, but we’ve been left with the most daunting question, so, who’s next?

Happy Halloween

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.