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.


  • 1 ½ oz Espolón tequila reposado
  • ½ oz Pedro Ximenez sherry
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sweetened cocoa mix
  • ¼ oz agave nectar
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a mixing glass, fill with ice, cover and shake well for 10 seconds. Strain up into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cinnamon dust.

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