Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during November 1 & 2. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them. At home and in the streets, the living and the dead come together over great food, music, and delicious cocktails.
To help the living adults celebrate the dead, we’re sharing the infographic below along with a few tequila cocktail recipes that we hope will please the spirits on earth and in heaven.
Tequila Cocktail Recipes for Day of the Dead
Explore a few delicious, spooky cocktails uniquely crafted for your Day of the Dead celebrations. From sour, to sweet, to spicy, we’ve got the perfect recipe for getting the crew together to celebrate – wherever they’re coming from.
- 5 oz el Jimador Tequila Silver
- 1 oz Blood orange liqueur
- 2 oz Limeade juice
Mix all ingredients, salt the rim and serve in a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge and blood orange slice.
El Diablo’s Paloma
- 5 oz el Jimador Silver
- .5 oz Chambord® Black
- Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 oz Blackberry puree
- 2 oz Grapefruit soda
Mix or blend all ingredients with ice and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with black raspberries and a mint leaf.
- .5 oz el Jimador Silver
- .5 oz Watermelon liqueur
- Lime juice
- Simple syrup
- Tajin salt
Rim a shot glass with lime juice or simple syrup and dip into tajin salt. Pour in remaining ingredients and garnish with a lemon.
Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Margarita
- 5 oz strawberry puree
- .75 oz lime juice
- .75 oz non-alcoholic Triple Sec
Blend with ice and serve in a tall or margarita glass.
History of the Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos
El Jimador – Day of the Dead