It’s not just Halloween that’s on the horizon, the Day of the Dead also approaches (cue evil laugh). This Latin American celebration commemorates the lives of friends and relatives who have passed with skeleton-like makeup, colorful costumes and (most importantly) tequila. A few bars around town are dishing out special cocktails that are meant to celebrate the holiday, but we particularly like the one at Ofrenda.
Dubbed The Afterlife, the drink features Espolon Tequila (one of our personal favorites), which fits with the theme year round with the skeleton-bedecked bottles. The drink finds a delicate balance between spicy and sweet, and bartender Jorge Guzman points out that the combo echoes the dark and light moments people experience during their experience on earth.
Check out the recipe below, and if you’d like to drop by Ofrenda, the restaurant is located at 113 Seventh Avenue South.
1.5 ounces Espolon Tequila Reposado
.5 ounces Frangelico
.5 ounces Lemon Juice
1 ounce Chile Piquin-Cinnamon Syrup
2 dashes Wormwood Bitters
Directions: Shake ingredients together and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. Drink, preferably through the mouth hole of a skull mask.