Day of the Dead Old Fashioned

This Mexican twist on a classic is the perfect Day of The Dead cocktail with its smokey notes and garish grenadine tinge. 

Though Halloween and Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are related, the two annual events are in fact quite different when it comes to traditions and tone. Where Halloween is a dark night of horror, Day of the Dead festivities are a celebration of life-affirming joy and those who have passed on.

If you love a traditional Old Fashioned the nature of mezcal switching in for whiskey is quite the delight so why not conjure up this spooky sip.


55ml Mezcal

10ml Grenadine

2-3 dashes of Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters

Orange peel


Stir all of the ingredients in a mixing jar over ice, strain in to a rocks glass and garnish with a twist of orange zest.