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Article: The Spirit of Rememberance: Creating Día de los Muertos Tequila Cocktails


The Spirit of Rememberance: Creating Día de los Muertos Tequila Cocktails

Day of the dead
Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a vibrant and meaningful Mexican holiday that honours and celebrates loved ones who have passed away. It is a time when families come together to remember and cherish the memories of those no longer with us. An essential part of this celebration is the creation of colourful altars adorned with marigolds, sugar skulls, and offerings of food and drinks. Among these offerings, tequila cocktails play a prominent role, adding a spirited touch to the festivities. In this article, we will explore the rich traditions of Día de los Muertos and discover some creative tequila cocktail recipes to help you toast the memories of your loved ones.


Día de los Muertos, often confused with Halloween, is a unique and deeply spiritual holiday with roots dating back thousands of years to indigenous Mexican cultures. It takes place on November 1st and 2nd, coinciding with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. During this time, families believe that the souls of the deceased return to the living world to be reunited with their loved ones. It is a truly death-positive day full of love, laughter and celebrations.


Central to Día de los Muertos is the Altars, or Ofrendas, which are created by families to honour their departed relatives. These altars are a visual feast of colours, textures, and symbolism. They typically include the deceased person's photograph, favourite foods, candles, incense, and, of course, beverages like Tequila, to quench the thirst of the returning spirits.


Tequila has a special place in Día de los Muertos celebrations. It is believed that the strong, smoky aroma of Tequila helps guide the spirits back to the world of the living. As such, it's not uncommon to find tequila bottles placed on altars and shared among family and friends during this time.
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We invite you to honour and celebrate our dearly departed with open hearts and joyful spirits. And what better way to pay homage than with creative Día de los Muertos Tequila cocktails?


As Día de los Muertos comes to life in a vibrant tapestry of Marigolds. Bring the colour to your glass with this delicious Marigold Margarita. You will need:
  • 20ml orange liqueur
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • A bar-spoon of Agave syrup (adjust to taste)
  • A slice of lime juice for garnish
  • Edible marigold petals for garnish
  • Brown sugar for rim
  • Gold edible glitter (Optional)
  1. Rim a Margarita glass with sugar.
  2. Shake the Tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, edible glitter and Agave syrup with ice.
  3. Strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime and edible marigold petals for a vibrant, festive touch.
  5. Enjoy!


Need more colour? This refreshing and delicious Guava Cooler should do the trick! With its bright pink colour, exotic flavours and sweetness, it will be successful with both the living and spirits! For this drink, you will need:
  • 50ml VIVIR Tequila Reposado
  • 20ml Triple Sec
  • Mango Chamoy
  • 90ml guava juice
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wheel
  • Fresh mint (keep a few leaves to garnish)
  • Get a highball glass and drizzle the inside with chamoy.
  • In a shaker muddle the mint.
  • Add Tequila, guava juice, Triple Sec and lime juice.
  • Shake all the ingredients with ice.
  • Strain into your highball glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime, a few mint leaves and a drizzle of chamoy.
  • Enjoy!


Sweetness is nice, but sometimes all you need is a little kick! And what better than a bit of Ancho chilli to liven up the party? To make this spicy delight, you will need:
  • 50ml VIVIR Tequila Añejo
  • 10ml Ancho Reyes chilli liqueur
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 70ml grapefruit soda
  • Tajin (for rim)
  • A grapefruit wedge for garnish
  1. Rim a highball glass with Tajín.
  2. In a shaker, combine Tequila, chilli liqueur, and lime juice with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with grapefruit soda.
  5. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
  6. Enjoy!
Día de los Muertos is a beautiful and heartfelt celebration of life and death, and Tequila cocktails are a fitting way to honour and remember loved ones. These creative Tequila cocktail recipes capture the spirit of the holiday with vibrant colours and bold flavours, making them perfect additions to your Día de los Muertos Ofrenda. As you raise your glass to toast the memories of those who have passed, may their spirits be forever celebrated and cherished.
Order Premium 100% Agave VIVIR Tequila here. Remember to always drink responsibly, and enjoy your Tequila cocktails in moderation.

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