Halloween Cocktails – Pan’s Labyrinth

26th October 2023

Halloween Cocktails Pan's Labyrinth

Vidal: When General Vidal Died On The Battlefield, He Smashed His Watch On A Rock So That His Son Would Know The Exact Hour And Minute Of His Death.

We’re back from the dead, crafting a whole new exciting range of Halloween Cocktails, we’ve chosen some of the best Halloween films or video games and created a perfect Cocktail to accompany them, working alongside different wineries and distilleries, I’ll give you a little history into each film and the know-how to create a delicious themed Cocktail.

13 Frightful Nights – Night 9 – Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth or El Laberinto Del Fauno, lit. ’The Labyrinth Of The Faun’ is a Spanish-Mexican fantasy horror film written, directed and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro in 2006.

“The World Is A Cruel Place. And You’ll Learn That, Even If It Hurts”

The film premiered on the 27th of May 2006 at the Cannes Film Festival, where the audience gave it a 22 minute long standing ovation. It had a budget of $19 million and made $83.9 million at the box office. Ultimately it was well reviewed by critics and the people, with an incredible showing towards the visuals and makeup, set design, performances, screenplay and more, winning multiple awards including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards including Best Film Not in the English Language, the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Ariel Award for Best Picture.

Adding to that level of achievement, the film is also considered to be one of the best fantasy films ever made and one of the greatest films of the 2000s.

A sequel was conceived by del Toro, with the title ‘3993’, but ultimately canceled.

  • Pan’s Labyrinth – 2006

Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke worked together to publish a novelization of Pan’s Labyrinth, which was released in 2019.

“The World Is A Cruel Place. And You’ll Learn That, Even If It Hurts”

Faun: You Shall Age Like Them, You Shall Die Like Them, And All Memory Of You Shall Fade In Time.

The Sparkling Wine – Weingut Steininger

Located in their beautiful hometown of Langenlois in Austria, surrounded by the Kamptal Valley, Weingut Steininger believes it offers the best conditions for their typical wines and sparkling wines, and they’ve found the perfect combination between tradition and modern cellar technology, without ever compromising on quality.

Riesling Sekt Reserve 2020 – Tasting Notes – ”A plentiful display of exotic fruits, mango, sweet and ripe peaches, apricots, green pears, stone fruits, gooseberries, hints of petroleum, sweet citrus, pineapple, green apples and minerals. Very smooth, silky sweet, rounded and morish experience”

Silver Medal in the Dessert Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2023

The Vodka – Sacred Spirits

Sacred Spirits was founded in 2008 by Ian Hart & Hilary Whitney.

Ian Hart grew up in the same house in Highgate where Sacred Spirits was first created, but the operation outgrew the house, and for the past two years the distillery has been based at 50 Highgate High Street where they also have a bottle shop and host gin tastings and Make Your Own Gin events.

The drinks of Sacred Spirits are designed to Ian Hart’s exact specification, taking control of every step of the process, with bespoke handblown glassware from York to the handling of ingredients and recipes, which allows him to blend the best Sacred Spirits.

Organic Vodka Tasting Notes – “Very nicely balanced, creamy in character with a subtle hazelnut close.”

The Labyrinth Cocktail


  • Reisling Sparkling Wine
  • Sacred Vodka
  • Freshly Picked Rosemary
  • Dried Rosemary
  • Bay Leaf

How To Make The Labyrinth Cocktail

  1. Start with 15mls of Sacred Vodka
  2. Pour in 100mls of Sparkling Wine
  3. Drop in a Baf Leaf
  4. Sprinkle In Some Dried Rosemary
  5. Garnish With A Twig of Rosemary Around The Rim of Your Glass, Like A Crown

Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A bundle of rosemary with bay leaves, freshly cut grass, herbs and smooth green characters.”

Flavours – “Herbal gardens galore, wonderful green characters, including freshly cut grass, rosemary, green pears, nettles, bay leaves, and more, with a crisp like crunch to the dried rosemary within, gifting a scrumptious snack during the experience of exploring this Labyrinth of flavours.”

Happy Halloween from Glass of Bubbly

Oliver Walkey

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