For El Día de los Muertos and Halloween next week, we’ve decided to celebrate with a super spooky cocktail that screams “Grand Cata!” We’ve incorporated some of our favorite flavors and products from the store into a cocktail that will haunt your taste buds into 2019!
Next week on Halloween night, we’ll have this crazy concoction whipped up and available to sample. It would also make an amazing drink to serve at your Halloween party this weekend. All but a few ingredients, you can get here at the shop!
4 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
2 ½ oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal
2 oz guava jam and rosemary syrup (see bottom of post for how to make this)
About 1.5 oz Topo Chico
1 sprig rosemary (Garnish)
1 slice dried lemon wheel (see bottom of post for how to make this. A regular lemon wedge is fine as well, but it doesn’t look quite as cool)
Straw or long tea spoon
Note: If you like to make this as a big batch, switch from ounces to cups and double the recipe. Serve in a punch bowl
Mix mezcal and orange juice together with ice in the tulip glass.
Carefully pour the guava syrup into the middle of the liquid already in the glass. Do NOT stir yet if you want the visual in the picture.
Top with Topo Chico
Garnish with rosemary sprig and lemon wedge. Serve with a straw or teaspoon so guests can stir it together
How to Make Rosemary Guava Syrup
In a medium sauce pan, add a small handful of black peppercorns, 1/2 cup of guava jam, and 2 cups water. Double or tripple recipe if you want a bunch of this stuff. This makes about 3 cups worth.
Bring to gentle simmer on medium heat. Lower heat slightly and let simmer gently for 10 mins.
After 10 mins has gone by, add one big spring of fresh rosemary and let it continue to simmer for additional 10 mins. Strain into mason jar, seal, and let sit at least overnight. The syrup will taste better after 24 hours of hanging out. Keep for up to a week in the fridge.
How to Make Dried Lemon Wheels
This works with all citrus. Set oven to 170 degrees and place thinly sliced citrus on a baking sheet. Cut the rind in one place so that you can hang it on the rim later. It will crack if you try to do this after it’s already dried. Leave in the oven overnight. You can layer them with sugar and baking spices, too, if you’ŕe feeling adventurous.
We wish you a fun (but safe!) Halloween weekend. If you make this, please stop in and give tell us how it turned out!