Celebrate Día de los Muertos With These Haunting Cocktails

If you’re imbibing on Day of the Dead this year, you'll love these tequila-based bebidas that are as delish as they are festive. The presentation alone will conjur oohs and aahs, so if you're not throwing a party, we suggest at least sharing your work on Insta and watching the likes pile up. 

1. El Cráneo Blanco

courtesy of Tres Agaves

Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole

1 ½ parts Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila

½ part Mezcal

¾ part Fino Sherry

½ part pear liqueur

Stir ingredients and strain over large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist (optional).

2. Lemon Lime Skull Shooters

courtesy of Tres Agaves

Created by Niccole Trzaska of Drinks by Niccole

Makes 12-14 Jell-O shots

5 ounces Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila

5 ounces water

5 ounces

Tres Agaves Margarita Mix

1 Packet of Gelatin

Garnish = Lemon Lime rock candy for "brains"

Mix all ingredients until smooth and no bubbles. Pour into a silicon mold in the shape of your choice (such as skulls). Add 1 Sour Patch kid to each mold set in refrigerator until it becomes a gel (Gelatin is not a solid nor a liquid it is both. So the higher the alcohol the thinner the mixture will be.)

3. Skull on the Rocks

courtesy of Tres Agaves

Created by John Henderson of Haunted Hacienda

½ parts Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila

¾ part sweet vermouth

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 Campari ice cube*

In a short rocks glass, combine Tres Agaves, sweet vermouth and dash of Angostura bitters. Place the Campari ice cube in glass and if desired, garnish with a SMALL pinch of pink salt. As the salt hits the cube, it will spur the Campari cube to melt.

*Campari ice cube: Overnight, freeze a mixture of Campari and water, at a ratio close to 50:50

4. Esqueleto Sangrita

Created by Masa Urushido of Saxon + Parole

1 part Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila

1 part Verde mix*

*Verde mix: Blend or cold press all vegetables: 1 tomatillo, 1 cucumber, 1 celery stalk, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 2-3 dashes of green Tabasco. Season with Salt and pepper to taste. 

Pour single shot of Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila; pour second shot of Verde mix. Enjoy Tres Agaves followed immediately by mix.

5. Sweet Spirit

courtesy of Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

1 1/2 oz Don Julio 70

1/2 a bar of dark chocolate

1 oz raspberry purée

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 cups coconut milk

Dash of ground cinnamon

Whipped cream (for topping)

Combine the chocolate, raspberry purée, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a heated pan and whisk with a molinillo (Mexican chocolate stirrer). Serve into a calavera mug and add in the Don Julio 70. Swirl. Top with whipped cream.