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Day Of The Dead Drinks For 2021 | Cheers

After the excitement, costumes and candy of Halloween, the Day of the Dead—Día de los Muertos—provides a time to celebrate those we’ve lost. Specialty tequila or mezcal cocktails are in order for this Mexican holiday: Here are five drink recipes we like. And for more Day of the Dead options, check out last year’s lineup.


Keyword lemon, mandarin juice, tequila


  • 2 parts Milagro Reposado teuila
  • 1 part Fresh mandarin juice
  • ½ part Fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ part Green cardamom orange blossom honey syrup
  • ½ part Egg white


  • Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker with ice.

  • Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  • Garnish with edible marigold.


The mixologists at Milagro created this recipe.

Pan De Muertos

Keyword Lemon-lime soda, orange liqueur, Orgeat syrup, Patron


  • 1 ½ oz. Patron Reposado tequila
  • ½ oz. Orgeat
  • ¾ oz. Lime juice
  • ½ oz. Orange liqueur
  • ½ oz. Pineapple juice


  • Add all ingredients to shaker.

  • Shake and strain into highball or skull mug with crushed ice.

  • Garnish with caramelized orange wedge and 3 pineapple leaves.


The mixologists at Patron created this recipe.

Coa’s Edge

Keyword jalepeno, lime, Lobos 1707 Joven tequila, pineapple


  • 1 ½ oz. Lobos 1707 Joven tequila
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup
  • 3 Slices jalapeno


  • Add all ingredients into a shake.

  • Add ice and shake until chilled.

  • Strain into a coupe glass.

  • Garnish with a jalapeno slice.


The mixologists at Lobos created this recipe.

Day Of The Dead Punch

Keyword cardamom, fig, Mezcal Campante, Plum syrup, taramind


  • 1 Black Mission fig diced
  • 4 Cardamom pods or ⅔ tsp. dried cardamom
  • 1 oz. Plum syrup
  • 1 oz. Mezcal Campante
  • ½ oz. Tamarind concentrate
  • 1 oz. Egg whites
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 2 drops Angostura orange bitters


  • Place diced fig diced, cardamom and sugar in mixing glass and crush with the mortar.

  • Add the other ingredients and pour into the Boston shaker.

  • Shake well and strain over ice into an Old Fashioned glass.

  • Garnish with marigold flowers.


If tamarind concentrate or paste is not available, use equal parts lime juice and dark brown sugar. The mixologists at Mezcal Campante created this recipe.

Palomita de Oaxaca

Keyword Código 1530 Mezcal, grapefruit, lime, mango


  • 2 oz. Código 1530 Mezcal
  • 1 oz. Mango purée
  • ½ oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Grapefruit
  • Top soda


  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.

  • Pour into a tall glass with ice.

  • Garnish with fresh grapefruit peel.


The mixologists at Código 1530 created this recipe.

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