Celebrate Mexico’s Day Of The Dead With One Of These Options
We are counting down the days to our favorite festivities in October: Halloween and Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. For Halloween, many will be hosting themed parties with ghoulish garb, filled with booze or attending one of the many happenings around town. So what are your plans to observe Día de los Muertos? Día de los Muertos is a Mexican cultural celebration that has gained popularity over the years in the U.S. and Latin America. The holiday is about remembering deceased loved ones and helping them along their spiritual journeys. It honors the journey between life and death through the power of delicious food and drink offering to loved ones that have passed. If throwing a fiesta, we have listed a few delicious cocktails that will complement your colorful décor, which will perhaps feature skull designs and blood red roses. Or, if looking for the ultimate party to honor Día de los Muertos, we have that listed as well.
What To Drink
The After Life
- .5 oz. Avion Silver
- .5 oz Creme de Violette
- .5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 3 parts Ginger Beer
Rim a highball glass with Calavera Salt . Combine all ingredients except Ginger beer in Shaker, shake with ice. Strain into rimmed glass, add ginger beer and fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Pancho Villa Margarita
- 1.5 oz. Los Arango Tequila Blanco
- ¾ oz. lime juice
- ½ oz. agave syrup
- 1 lime wedge
Combine Los Arango Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a rocks glass and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Corralejo Tequila Old Fashioned
- 2½ oz. Corralejo Añejo
- ¾ oz. agave syrup
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
Add all ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Stir to mix combine ingredients. Garnish & Enjoy.
Basil Mezcal Sour
- 1.5 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ oz lime juice
- ¾ oz agave nectar or simple syrup
- 1 egg white
- 2 basil leaves
Put all ingredients and shake vigorously for 2 minutes until drink is creamy. Strain and serve up.
Skull Candy Sangria
- 3 oz. Stella Rosa Black
- 1 oz. grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1 tsp. purple sugar (for rim)
- Orange slice, for garnish
Rim glass with purple sugar, stir sugar, lime juice and grapefruit juice in a pitcher. Pour over ice into glass,top with Stella Rosso and add orange slice for garnish
Where To Go
One of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Rosa Mexicano is celebrating Día de los Muertos with a dinner dubbed, “Night Of Spirits”. Highlights include a traditional menu combining ritual holiday foods, and innovative cocktail pairings involving Mezcal and tequila , desserts and live entertainment. The festivity commemorates with a special event on October 30 at the Union Square location featuring three dinner seatings and the Ofrenda, an alter where diners are welcomed to bring portraits of their departed loved ones in a ceremony of remembrance. On October 31- November 4, Rosa Mexicano will celebrate Day of The Dead at all 11 locations.