Cocktail Friday :: The Afterlife

By November 1, 2013Signature Cocktail Ideas

The Afterlife :: A Dia de Los Muertos Inspired Beverage

Today marks the traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Mexican culture. Traditional customs have a memorial tone and families paying homage to ancestors through offerings, service, and feasts. But, it’s also a day filled with distinctly festive and creative rituals that commemorate the connection between loved ones still here, and the ones passed on but not forgotten.  So, in honor of Dia de Los Muertos, take a moment to raise a toast to the ancestors with this bright cocktail as sweet as the afterlife.


1 1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Frangelico
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Chile Piquin-Cinnamon Syrup
2 dashes Wormwood bitters
*Lemon peel, for garnish


Add above ingredients together in a cocktail shaker then strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with the lemon twist.

“The Afterlife,” a Dia de Los Muertos inspired signature drink idea, was brought to you by Emily Meischen in collaboration with The Simplifiers – Austin’s top event planning and personal concierge firm, offering full service wedding planning for luxurious events, dreamy events, quirky events and everything else in between.  For more information, visit or give us a jingle at  512.695.7744.

Source: | Taste Like Crazy |

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