Day of the Dead is a 3-day celebration in central and southern Mexico, where it is believed that the gates of heaven are opened so the spirits of the deceased can reunite with their families.
In most native villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home to greet the weary spirits. They are decorated with candles, flowers, fruit, traditional dishes, and a special bread called pan de muerto. Toys and candies are left for the spirits of children (angelitos), and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Folk art skeletons and sugar skulls provide the final touches.
I came across #MezcalCreyente whic h is a blend of two extraordinary mezcals from the Oaxaca, Mexico regions of Tlacolula and Yautepec, creating a perfect union and a mezcal that you have to taste to believe. It has a smokey mesquite wood flavor, sweet hints of fruit, and light herbal notes. I felt inspired to create something new and worthy of tradition.
This cocktail is called “La Ofrenda”
1 1/2 oz Creyente Mezcal
1/2 oz Orgeat 1/2 oz Horchata Water
3/4 oz Blood Orange Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Lavender Syrup
2 Dashes Orange Bitters