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Day of the Dead & Halloween | Not Just Any Potion Cocktail Recipe

As Halloween is just around the corner, it’ll be easy to get lost in the sea of costumes and candy. Luckily, Hornitos® will be celebrating another holiday on November 1st: Dia de los Muertos, or “the Day of the Dead.” 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. This year, Hornitos is keeping the spirit of the holiday alive with the Hornitos® Not Just Any Potion.

Hornitos® Not Just Any Potion


  • 1 1/2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 2 parts Lime Juice
  • 1 part Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 part Raspberry Puree
  • 1 part Vanilla Liqueur


  1. Shake and pour ingredients into a cocktail glass half rimmed with a thick layer of black lava salt.
  2. Garnish with 2-3 chocolate/salt covered raspberries.

Made with Hornitos® Plata 100% agave tequila, Hornitos® Not Just Any Potion is a bone-rattling cocktail that perfectly pairs with Dia de los Muertos; it honors the dead, and celebrates life!

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations

Wine Cork Sugar Skulls

While you sip on the cocktail, celebrate the holiday 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 (Salud!)
  • 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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