Articles Tagged: Day of the Dead

Catrinas

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Five Trends That Need a Eulogy

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In the spirit of Dia de los Muertos, the folks at Espolón Tequila thought it would be fitting to put to rest a few tired trends. We agree! We took Espolon’s idea and came up with our own list of drink trends that we would like to be to rest. Here are our top five drink trends we would like to bury in 2011:

    White Whiskey –– we have been flummoxed by the White

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The Espolón Eulogy

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Ingredients:
2.5 oz Espolón Tequila Blanco
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Lime Juice
Club Soda

Directions:
Add the first three ingredients to a Collins or other tall glass filled with ice. Stir and top with club soda.

Courtesy Espolón Tequila.… Read more

A Few Drinks for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead in English, is celebrated on November 1 & 2. The holiday originated in Southern Mexico before Europeans arrived. Over the two days, families celebrate their deceased loved one’s by holding celebrations and prayer in the cemeteries.  They also clean and decorate the graves, building altars and stocking them with offerings. The most common offerings are calaveras de azucar or Sugar Skulls, toys (for children) and mezcal, … Read more

Wine for Day of the Dead

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, we came across a bottle of wine that we could not resist! As I have mentioned beore, I used to pick my wine based on the wine bottle. I will admit that I still indulge in this selection process when the wine is at a low enough price point. What can I say, I really like attractive and interesting wine bottles. I am not saying that all wine … Read more

Los Muertos

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Ingredients:
2 oz Espolón Tequila Reposado
1 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz apple cider Vvnegar shrub
.5 oz Cardamaro Amaro
1 bar spoon apple butter infused agave nectar
4 muddled apple chunks
Apple cider foam, garnish
Blackstrap molasses, garnish

Directions:
Muddle apple chunks in bottom of a mixing glass. Shake all ingredients together with ice and
double strain in a rocks glass over ice. Top with apple cider foam and drizzle with Blackstrap
molasses.… Read more

The Afterlife

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Espolón Tequila Reposado
0.5 oz Frangelico
0.5 oz lemon juice
1 oz Chile Piquin-Cinnamon Syrup
2 dashes of Wormwood Bitters

Directions:
Shake ingredients together and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lemon twist.

Created by Jorge Guzman. Courtesy Espolón Tequila

    Learn how to make your own flavored syrup

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The Procession

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Ingredients:
1.5 oz Espolón Tequila Blanco
0.75 oz White Crème de Cacao
0.5 oz Ruby Port
0.75 oz Hibiscus Tea, chilled
2 dashes of orange bitters
Orange peel, garnish

Directions”
Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. For garnish twist a
strip of orange peel over the top.

Created by Daniel Hyatt. Courtesy Espolón Tequila.… Read more

Ashes to Ashes

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According to creator H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixr in San Francisco, this cocktail honors the multicultural melding of Aztec and Spanish traditions from which Dia de los Muertos was born. Traditional Mexican ingredients such as agave are paired with Spanish ingredients such as Pedro Ximenez Sherry, and finished by sprinkled cinnamon, metaphorical ashes if you will.… Read more

Charro Negro

The month of October begins preparation for one of Mexico’s most celebrated and historic holidays, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which falls on November 1 and 2. Tequila Herradura, one of the world’s most revered and storied premium tequila, is featuring the Herradura Charro Negro, referring to the traditional cowboy of Mexico who sometimes dresses in black when mourning a loved one, as its drink of the month in recognition of the … Read more