Tuesday November 2nd is Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Originating from Mexico, it is a day that is a celebration of life and death with Day of the Dead festivities taking place over two days in Mexico in an explosion of colour. It is also an occasion where families show their love and respect for deceased family members.
For those of you unfamiliar with Cazcabel Tequila, they produce a superb range of authentic, high quality Mexican made tequilas and use only natural ingredients and locally grown blue weber agave, which is grown for about seven years before it is harvested.
Cazcabel is the ideal drink with which to celebrate Day of the Dead and bring the colourful Mexican festivities to your home with family and friends, with the first cocktail we are going to take a look being the Cazcabel Picante, which is made with 50ml Cazcabel Blanco Tequila, 20ml Lime Juice, 10ml Sugar Syrup and 3 dashes green Tabasco.
Add all the ingredients to a Collins glass and give it a good stir before filling with plenty of ice cubes. Then top with long tail ginger lime, a dried lime wheel, fresh coriander and red chilli.
Our second cocktail is the Cazcabel Pomegranate Margarita, which is a mix of 40ml Cazcabel Reposado Tequila, 20ml Parma Pomegranate Liqueur and 25ml Lime Juice.
Just add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake well. Then strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
Our third cocktail is the Cazcabel Midnight Coco, which is made with 40ml Cazcabel Coconut Tequila, 20ml Mozart Dark Chocolate Liquor, 20ml Single Cream, 3 dashes Chocolate Bitters and pinch of sea salt.
Shake all the ingredients together with ice cubes and then double strain the contents into a frozen coupe glass and garnish with desiccated coconut.
Fourth on our list is the Cazcabel Nectar of The Gods. To make this you will need 40ml Cazcabel Blanco Tequila, 20ml Cazcabel Coffee Tequila, 20ml Grapefruit Juice and top with Pink Grapefruit soda.
Muddle a passionfruit and add the rest of the ingredients. Then shake it all together with ice and strain into a glass.
Our fifth and final cocktail is the Cazcabel Winter Warmer, ideal for those chilly autumn evenings. You will need just 25ml Cazcabel Honey Tequila and 150ml hot cider. To prepare, simply heat the cider in a pan and stir in the Cazcabel Honey Tequila and serve in a heatproof glass or cup. Garnish it with a slice of apple and cinnamon stick for the perfect winter warmer.
Cazcabel Blanco retails for £25.99 for 70cl. ABV: 38%. Cazcabel Honey, Cazcabel Coconut and Cazcabel Coffee retails for £24.99 and Cazcabel Reposado retails for £29.99 for 70cl. ABV: 38%.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Cazcabel