Honestly, we’ll take any excuse to eat Mexican food but combined with a fiesta? Hell yeah. Add in some ridic tequila themed cocktails? Now you’re talking. The annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead for those whose Spanish vocabulary doesn’t surpass ‘despacito’, is nearly upon us and the good folk at Jose Cuervo are here to make it the ultimate celebration with a range of official Day of the Dead cocktails on offer. Because, tequila. And, quite frankly, we can’t quite hold out til Christmas for an excuse for a party.
Let us introduce you to this summer’s most talked about drinks, and how to make them because you’re a fancy adult who has cocktail parties, right?!
1: The Frojose
Because everything is better in slushie form.
Take 60ml of Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado, 180ml of margarita mix and chuck it into a blender with ice. Pour into a glass, garnish with lime, and add a salt rim if you’re feeling fancy.
Did someone say summer in a glass?
2: The Jalapeno Popper Margarita
Because who doesn’t want to turn their fave snack into a cocktail?!
Add 60ml Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver, 30ml triple sec, 30ml fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker before straining over ice and garnishing with jalapeno slices.
Well, that was easier than we expected.
3: The Bloody Margarita
Because what’s better than the love child of your two favourite cocktails?!
Combine Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado, tomato juice, a dash of hot sauce, lime juice, Worchester sauce, and a pinch of celery salt in a tall glass and garnish with celery.
Delicious and easy?! It’s almost too good to be true.
Really CBF with the faff of making your own cocktail? Head down to Beach Burrito or El Camino and sample one of these in the flesh, made about ten times more delicious by the distinct absence of dishes you need to do after.
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