In honor of the Day of the Dead, I present you with this new cocktail creation: "Día de los Muertos". Lugubriously jolly, spicy, and complex, there is a curious hint of black cherry throughout, although nothing in the ingredients suggests this. Perhaps it is an olfactory cue from the dried black cherries on a pick used as a garnish...
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
1 part Broker’s Gin
1 part Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur
½ part Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
½ part Punt e Mes*
½ part fresh-squeezed Seville** Orange juice
1 part Fever-Tree Tonic Water
Shake everything but the Tonic Water over ice, then add
the Tonic and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with three dried black cherries on a pick.
*You can substitute Vya Sweet Vermouth for the Punt e Mes
**Also known as Sour Orange
Doin' that Mortal Coil Shuffle! Oh yeah!
And if you're still in a lugubrious mood...
There's a Mister Death at the Door: A Cocktail for Dark Contemplation