Dia De Los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed away. It is a time to celebrate their lives and remember their legacies.
This celebration is marked by colorful altars, sugar skulls, and marigolds. And, of course, food and drink are an integral part of the festivities.
As a bartender, I have had the pleasure of creating cocktails inspired by this vibrant holiday. The flavors, colors, and aromas of Dia De Los Muertos are truly unique and lend themselves perfectly to the art of mixology.
From spicy tequila-based drinks to refreshing fruit and herb-infused cocktails, there is something for everyone.
In this blog post, I will be sharing some of the best Dia De Los Muertos cocktail recipes that I have come across.
These drinks are perfect for celebrating the holiday or simply enjoying with friends and family. So, grab a shaker, some ice, and let's get mixing!
1. Moonlit Margarita
The "Moonlit Margarita" is a perfect cocktail for celebrating Dia De Los Muertos. This cocktail is a unique twist on the classic margarita, with a beautiful purple hue that is reminiscent of the night sky. The combination of tequila, blue curacao, and lime juice creates a refreshing and tangy flavor that is perfect for sipping on a warm autumn evening.
The cocktail is garnished with fresh basil and slices of yellow chili pepper, which adds a pop of color and a subtle hint of spice to the drink. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both delicious and visually stunning, the "Moonlit Margarita" is definitely worth trying.
2. Berry Horchata
The Berry Horchata is a unique twist on the classic Mexican drink. Fresh berries, rice, cinnamon, and sugar skull sugar cubes make this a visually stunning and flavorful addition to any Dia De Los Muertos celebration.
The vibrant colors of the berries add a pop of color to the creamy white horchata, making it a perfect drink to serve at your Day of the Dead celebration.
3. Spiced Fig Tequila Sour
The Spiced Fig Tequila Sour is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in style. Made with Tequila Cazadores, a 100% agave tequila brand that is grown, distilled, and bottled in Los Altos of Jalisco, Mexico, this cocktail is a perfect blend of warm spices like clove and ginger, and fragrant herb flavors of the tequila.
The spiced fig syrup adds a touch of sweetness that balances out the tartness of the lime juice. The frothy egg white top gives the cocktail a lighter-than-air feel, making it a perfect drink for toasting loved ones, both living and passed. Overall, the Spiced Fig Tequila Sour is a beautifully crafted cocktail that is sure to impress anyone who tries it.
4. Marigold Martini
The Marigold Martini is a perfect cocktail to honor the Day of the Dead. This cocktail is infused with the traditional flower of the dead, marigold, which is also used to guide the spirits of the dead to their altars. The cocktail is a variation of the classic martini, made with infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, sweet vermouth, bitters, and dry ice.
The dry ice gives the cocktail a billowy effect that seems like the spirit of the dead is with you as you sip the cocktail. The Marigold Martini is a vibrant, lightly sweetened cocktail with floral notes that pack a punch. It's a perfect cocktail to celebrate the Day of the Dead and honor the memory of loved ones who have passed away.
5. The Orange Añejo Margarita
The Orange Añejo Margarita is a unique cocktail perfect for celebrating Día de los Muertos. Made with authentic Suerte Tequila, slow-roasted and crushed in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, this margarita is unlike any other.
The addition of orange adds a refreshing twist to the classic cocktail, while the añejo tequila adds a depth of flavor that will have you sipping on this drink all night long.
6. Marigold Blood Orange Margarita
The Marigold Blood Orange Margarita is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for celebrating Dia De Los Muertos. This cocktail is a combination of tart and sweet flavors that come from the ruby-red citrus juice, marigold-infused tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice. The blood orange gives this cocktail a beautiful garnet color, and the marigold adds a unique floral note to the drink.
This cocktail is easy to make and requires only four simple ingredients, making it an excellent choice for hosting your own happy hour at home. If you're looking for a festive and delicious cocktail to enjoy during Dia De Los Muertos, the Marigold Blood Orange Margarita is a must-try.
7. Dia De Los Muertos – Marigold Infused Tequila
The Marigold Infused Tequila is a unique and interesting cocktail to try during Dia De Los Muertos. The tequila is infused with dried marigolds for seven days, resulting in a beautifully golden color and a unique flavor that is both floral and earthy.
The addition of cinnamon sticks adds a depth of warmth and sweetness to the cocktail, making it a perfect drink to enjoy on a chilly autumn evening.
8. Dia De Los Muerte Cocktail
The Dia De Los Muerte Cocktail is a Mexican-inspired drink that is perfect for the Day of the Dead celebrations. This cocktail is a twist on the traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate and is made with agave liquor, milk, and almond meal. It is a rich and delicious experience that warms you up from the inside out.
The drink is perfect for those who want to appreciate the culture and honor the holiday. If you are looking for a unique and flavorful drink to serve at your Dia De Los Muertos celebrations, then this cocktail is definitely worth trying.
9. Iced Mexican Mocha Coffee
The Iced Mexican Mocha Coffee is a perfect drink for those who love the combination of chocolate and spices. Inspired by the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, this recipe includes cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chili powder. The best part is that you can use any kind of brewed coffee or espresso, and any type of milk you prefer.
Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, this recipe is a great way to add some warm flavors to your drink. It's perfect for any Mexican holiday parties, including Dia De Los Muertos festivities. So, if you're looking for a tasty and easy-to-make cocktail, the Iced Mexican Mocha Coffee is definitely worth a try!