EL GRITO

It was the morning hours of September 16, 1810. Napoleon's army had just invaded Spain, leaving the government weak and susceptible to a rebel strike. So Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rallied his troops, rang the bell of his church, and gave the grito that ultimately triggered the Mexican War of Independence. For more than 200 years, El Grito has been Mexico’s battle cry and emphatic celebration of Mexican patriotism, and it’s directly responsible for shaping our binational region forever. To celebrate Dieciséis de Septiembre, we’ve distilled the passion behind the famous call to arms and put it into our newest cocktail – El Grito.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. TEQUILA AÑEJO (WE RECOMMEND DON JULIO)

  2. COGNAC ORANGE LIQUEUR

  3. ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR

  4. CHILE ANCHO REYES LIQUEUR

  5. AGAVE SYRUP

  6. STRAWBERRIES

  7. CHILE ANCHO

  8. JALAPEÑO

  9. TAJÍN CHILE POWDER

  10. SALT

  11. LIME JUICE

  12. ICE

  13. OLD FASHIONED GLASS

  14. SHAKER

STEPS:

  1. ADD TWO STRAWBERRIES, TWO SLICES OF JALAPEÑO, HALF A CHILE ANCHO AND AN OUNCE AND A HALF OF FRESH LIME JUICE TO YOUR SHAKER

  2. ADD HALF AN OUNCE OF ST. GERMAIN ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR

  3. ADD AN OUNCE AND A HALF OF TEQUILA AÑEJO

  4. ADD AN OUNCE OF COGNAC ORANGE LIQUEUR

  5. ADD A SPLASH OF CHILE ANCHO REYES LIQUEUR

  6. ADD AN OUNCE OF AGAVE SYRUP 

  7. ADD SOME ICE TO YOUR SHAKER AND MUDDLE IT ALL TOGETHER 

  8. SHAKE

  9. RIM YOUR GLASS WITH TAJÍN AND FILL IT WITH ICE

  10. STRAIN THE MIXTURE INTO THE GLASS AND GARNISH WITH A STRAWBERRY AND JALAPEÑO SLICE

And that's El Grito! If you want to taste this cocktail with the flavors we intended it to have, come visit us at Circa 1963 at Hotel Indigo in Downtown El Paso. We’ll happily make it for you. ¡Salud! 



Hotel Indigo