Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.
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They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.
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In most villages, beautiful altars (ofrendas) are made in each home. They are decorated with candles, buckets of flowers (wild marigolds called cempasuchil & bright red cock's combs) mounds of fruit, peanuts, plates of turkey mole, stacks of tortillas and big Day-of-the-Dead breads called pan de muerto. The altar needs to have lots of food, bottles of soda, hot cocoa and water for the weary spirits. Toys and candies are left for the angelitos, and on Nov. 2, cigarettes and shots of mezcal are offered to the adult spirits. Little folk art skeletons and sugar skulls, purchased at open-air markets, provide the final touches.
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Here is our cocktail offering to commemorate the celebration:
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8 oz @gemandbolt Mezcal
4 oz @royaspirit Activated Charcoal Syrup (to cleanse the body)
3 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz pssionfruit juice (improves circulation in the heart)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (helps the heart open and feel love)
8 dashes of cacao tincture (improves memory and increases bliss)
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Garnish with marigold flowers. (Marigolds guide the spirits to their altars using their vibrant colors and scent. Marigolds, or flowers in general, also represent the fragility of life)
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This cocktails is meant to be shared with others

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