The days are counting down to Dia de los Muertos (Oct 31st – Nov 2), a Mexican cultural celebration that has taken off in the U.S. and Latin America over the past couple of years. While Halloween is meant to be spooky and full of mischief, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the journey between life and death through the power of food and drink offerings to loved ones that have passed.

The holiday is celebrated with colorful Calaveras (skulls), calacas (skeletons) and libations to celebrate those who have passed on to the afterlife.

For those of you looking to celebrate a loved one who has passed through this time-honored tradition, look below for a few Dia de los Muertos cocktails infused Tequila Avion, Los Arrango, Corralejo, Peloton de la Muerte mezcal, Crystal Head Vodka and Stella Rosa’s ‘Stellaween’ cocktails!


The After Life

  • .5 oz. Avion Silver
  • .5 oz Creme de Violette
  • .5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3 parts Ginger Beer
    • Prep/Instructions: Rim a highball glass with Calavera Salt. Combine all ingredients except Ginger beer in Shaker, shake with ice. Strain into rimmed glass, add ginger beer and fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel


Pancho Villa Margarita

  • 1.5 oz. Los Arango Tequila
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. agave syrup
  • 1 lime wedge
    • Prep/Instructions: Combine Los Arango Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain into a rocks glass and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Corralejo Tequila Old Fashioned

  • 2½ ounces Corralejo Añejo
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
    • Prep/Instructions: Add all ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Stir to mix combine ingredients. Garnish & Enjoy!


Basil Mezcal Sour:

  • 1.5 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal
  • ½ oz triple sec
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • ¾ oz agave nectar or simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 basil leaves
    • Prep/Instructions: Put all ingredients and shake vigorously for 2 minutes until the drink is creamy. Strain and serve up.


Skull Candy Sangria

  • 3 oz. Stella Rosa Black
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. purple sugar (for rim)
  • Orange slice, for garnish
    • Prep/Instructions: Rim glass with purple sugar, stir sugar, lime juice and grapefruit juice in a pitcher. Pour over ice into a glass, top with Stella Rosso and add an orange slice for garnish


Smokin Head Caesar

  • 2oz. Crystal Head Vodka
  • 5 oz. Clamato( Caesar) or tomato juice (Bloody Mary)
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of hot sauce
  • tiny dash of liquid smoke
  • garnish of your choice

Ingredients for rim garnish:

  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    • Prep/Instructions: Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and dip into salt, pepper, and smoked paprika mix. In a shaker half-filled with ice, add in all ingredients and shake well. Strain into the pre-rimmed glass filled with ice.