Dia de los Muertos is almost upon us. The Day of the Dead is when the Hispanic culture celebrates those who have passed beyond the veil of life into the void of death. Every culture has its ghost stories, and one of the most ingrained is the legend of La Llorona. When one of our Sacramento peeps, Erica Vela said we should create a drink to celebrate the legend of the Weeping Woman, we couldn’t say no to that. After we show you how to make the drink, I’ll tell you a ghost story that has survived for over 500 years and counting.
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The Charro Negro is a drink associated with Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. This drink combines blanco tequila, cola, lemon, and salt, and it is as dark as the mythos that inspired it. The crisp and distinct flavors each shine individually in this simple, but effective cocktail. After the recipe, we’ll explore the legend of the Charro Negro, both in historical culture and popular culture.
Christmas is the king of Western holidays. Not only does Christmas get all the attention, and mark the culmination of another year, but it also has the widest variety of specialty cocktails. Today, I’m going to investigate another Christmas champagne cocktail, the Mistletoe. The slightly reddish hue automatically makes you think, “Ah, this drink fits in with the red and green of Christmas”. But our Mistletoe recipe also has a flavor palate that fits in with the holiday season.
Are you ready for this? Today, I’m bringing you the most decadent creation that has ever graced our bar, the Seven Layer Christmas Cookie. As the name implies, seven ingredients go into this cocktail, and the result is a downright amazing creation. If you think you’re ready to handle this recipe, keep reading.
In the pantheon of mixed drinks, few libations stand taller than the Long Island Iced Tea. Considered the fuel for untold nights of debauchery, the Long Island Iced Tea is a mass smattering of almost every type of alcohol known to man. The whole drink is composed of various liquors, save for a small amount of mixer. The Long Island Iced Tea recipe could also be called a blueprint for other drink recipes that call for a variety of alcohols, such as the Irish Trash Can, or Long Island variants such as the Alaskan Iced Tea. Get ready to delve not only into how to make a Long Island Iced Tea, but also the intriguing history of this iconic drink.
Summer is almost here, and it’s time to unwind with the most popular tequila drink in America. Of course, I’m talking about the Margarita. Today, there are almost as many varieties of Margaritas as there are grains of sand on the beach, but for now we’ll simply examine the original Margarita on the Rocks recipe. All derivative margarita recipes come from this one, so this is a good cocktail recipe to understand. After the recipe, we’ll delve into the heated discussion about who exactly first created the Margarita, and when.