Most every Mexican spirit company has a connection to Day of the Dead, but few can boast as direct a link as Espolón.
Even in the highly-competitive world of tequila, Espolón Tequila has rapidly become one of the most beloved brands on the market. The unique design, high-quality flavor, and accessible price point have all contributed to making the award-winning line a bar staple.
The brand’s distinctive labels are a direct homage to Mexico’s rich culture and history with art that pays tribute to artist José Guadalupe Posada. Posada was a political cartoonist and lithographer who played a critical role in social justice activism. His work was so beloved; it quickly became deeply embedded in art and tradition. Posada is best remembered for his art of Calaveras – depictions of skulls and skeletons used for cultural and political critiques. Some of his most famous Calaveras became icons for the day of the dead celebrations. Espolón Tequila’s labels draw inspiration from these Calaveras, each telling a different story of Mexico’s rich heritage.
This day of the dead, enjoy Espolón’s refreshing and spicy take on the Mexican classic!
- 1 oz. Espolòn Blanco
- 3/4 oz. Ancho Reyes Verde Chili Liqueur
- 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz. agave syrup
- 3 dashes Habanero/Hellfire Bitters
- Grapefruit soda water (Bubly, LaCroix, etc.)
Preparation: Prepare your Collins glass with a chili salt rim. Add ice to glass. Combine all ingredients except soda in a tin, add ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass and top with grapefruit soda. Garnish with a thin grapefruit slice and lime wheel.