As Halloween whips around the corner, it’ll be easy to get lost in the sea of costumes and candy. Luckily, there will be another opportunity to honor the dearly departed on November 1st, so why not gather with friends for a Dia de los Muertos-inspired theme party? Celebrated for two days, primarily in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos honors deceased friends and relatives with altars filled with candles, sugar skulls and possessions of the dead. Made with Hornitos® Plata 100% agave tequila, below are some bone-rattling cocktails that pairs perfectly with Dia de los Muertos, as it honors the dead, and celebrates life! So keep the spirit of the holiday around, with these specialty drink recipes to finish off Hispanic Heritage Month with a bang!
Hornitos® La Libertad
- 3⁄4 part Lime Juice
- 3⁄4 part Pineapple Juice
- 1⁄4 part Agave
- Pinch of Cilantro leaves
Hornitos® El Padre
- 1 part Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 2 parts Lemonade
- 3-4 dashes of green hot sauce
- Salt/smoked paprika rim
And while you sip on these libations, take your fiesta up a notch by participating in one of these easy Dia de los Muetros activities:
- Decorate a sugar skull: One of the most common symbols of Dia de los Muertos, sugar skulls are colorfully decorated to represent the vivaciousness of life.
- Write a calvera: A short, satirical poem meant to remember the funny moments of deceased relatives, poke a little fun at your friends by writing one of your own.
- Leave ofrendas for your loved ones: Even if you don’t traditionally celebrate Dia de los Muertos, try honoring (instead of grieving) those you may have lost by sprucing up a grave or alter– common gifts include orange marigolds, trinkets and, of course, tequila!
- Feast: No fiesta is complete without food! Think traditional Mexican fare, but don’t forget about special dishes for Dia de los Muertos, including candied pumpkin and Pan de Muerto (“bread of the dead”).
About Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos is all about remembrance. The ancient Aztecs believed that grieving the dead with tears would make the path to the afterlife slippery and difficult, so the Dia de los Muertos ritual was created to make the journey pleasant, and encourage those who had passed to visit again. In the hopes that souls will come back and bring good luck, the living leave offerings for their deceased loved ones — including toys for children, and bottles of tequila for adults.
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