Our house knows all about Halloween, but do you know about the three day fiesta called Day of the Dead? It's a Mexican tradition and holiday observed on October 31 (All Hallows Eve), November 1 (All Saints Day), and November 2 (All Souls Day), as a way to remember and honor deceased family and friends. Families go to the graves of loved ones, decorate them, and celebrate by bringing their favorite foods, beverages, and marigolds, which are known as the flowers of the dead. The intent is to encourage the souls to visit.
Whether you celebrate Halloween, Day of the Dead, or both, Casa Noble Crystal Tequila is the perfect addition to your holiday cocktails. Casa Noble Crystal is a smooth and aromatic tequila, perfectly paired here in my 'Lady of the Dead' cocktail, complimenting the flavors of blood orange and blackberries in this frozen, blended drink.
'Lady of the Dead' Cocktail
Blood Orange Sorbet - 1/2 cup
Casa Noble Crystal Tequila - 1 to 1 1/2 oz.
4-5 ice cubes (one handful)
1 pint blackberries
1/4 cup organic sugar
1/4 cup filtered water
TO MAKE THE BLACKBERRY SYRUP (2 WAYS):
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Stir to dissolve. Add the blackberries, and simmer on low 20-25 minutes. Use a strainer to remove the pulp. Pour the mixture into a heat safe container, set aside to cool, then refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
OPTION: For a thicker, chunky blackberry syrup, sprinkle in a little cornstarch (not a lot!) when the mixture comes to a simmer. Cook as directed, but do not strain. Pour into a heat safe container, set aside to cool, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. (This way you can also use it as a jam, delish!)
NOTE: Cool completely before adding to your frozen cocktail.
Pour into glass, and top with a blackberry syrup drizzle or dollop of chunky blackberry jam. Serve as is, or mix it up a bit and give is a little stir.
CASA NOBLE CRYSTAL TEQUILA
Well-balanced smooth tequila with aromas and flavors of raw and buttery sweet cooked agave,
mango, and a hint of citrus for a long finish.
Crystal clear with brilliant hues of straw and silver.
Complex aromas of raw and cooked agave with notes of citrus, mango and pepper.
Buttery, sweet agave and spices are soft and elegant on the palate as they are complemented by a
hint of citrus. The well-balanced finish is clean, smooth and silky.
40% Alcohol by Volume