Toast to Your Ancestors on Día de los Muertos with Tequila Don Julio

Tomorrow, as we celebrate the Day of the Dead, or as fellow Mexicans call it ‘Día de los Muertos’, there’s really only one thing on the to-do list – cheer with some Don Julio Tequila. Traditions from this centuries-old holiday include not only colorful festivals and live celebrations, but also honoring the departed with sugar skulls, marigolds and favorite foods and beverages, among other things. The guys over at Tequila Don Julio prepared a few cocktail recipes created by Mixologist Marshall Altier that will help you commemorate your ancestors in an authentic way.

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Otoñal Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Añejo

1/2 ounce Apple Brandy

1 tsp Mexican Cinnamon Syrup

2 dashes Apple Bitters

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Apple Fan & Partially Grated Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

Preparation:

1. Combine Tequila Don Julio Añejo, apple brandy, Mexican cinnamon syrup, apple bitters and angostura bitters into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir.

2. Strain contents into an Old Fashioned glass over a large rock.

3. Garnish with apple fan and partially grated cinnamon stick.

Ideal Serving Glass:

Old Fashioned

Yield:

1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

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Mulled Mule

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 1/2 ounces Spiced Apple Cider

1 1/2 ounces Ginger Beer

1/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1 dash Apple Bitters

Candied Ginger for Garnish

Preparation:

1. Build by pouring Tequila Don Julio Blanco and lemon juice over fresh ice in a Collins glass.

2. Top with equal parts spiced cider and ginger beer.

3. Top with dash of apple bitters.

4. Garnish with candied ginger.

Ideal Serving Glass:

Collins Glass

Yield:

1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

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