LA CALAVERA

José Guadalupe Posada created thousands of illustrations to fight the social and political injustices in 19th century Mexico. Because his best-known works are of his famous calaveras and skeletons, his illustrations have become associated with Día de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have passed on.

Open now through January 20, the El Paso Museum of Art is showcasing an exhibition titled “After Posada: Revolution.” Here you can see much of Posada’s art and learn more about the artist whose work is symbolic of such a culturally significant Mexican holiday.

To celebrate Día de los Muertos and the opening of the El Paso Museum of Art's exhibition, we’ve created La Calavera: a cocktail inspired by José Guadalupe Posada’s famous politcial illustrations.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. blackberries

  2. ginger

  3. lemon juice

  4. jalapeÑO

  5. PILONCILLO SYRUP

  6. ESPRESSO

  7. TEQUILA REPOSADO

  8. ORANGE

  9. ICE

  10. GLASS

  11. SHAKER

STEPS:

  1. ADD FOUR BLACKBERRIES, TWO SMALL SLICES OF GINGER AND ONE SMALL SLICE OF JALAPEÑO TO THE SHAKER

  2. ADD ONE AND A HALF OUNCES OF FRESHLY SQUEEZED LEMON JUICE

  3. MUDDLE TOGETHER

  4. ADD ONE AND A HALF OUNCES OF PILONCILLO SYRUP

  5. ADD A HALF OUNCE OF ESPRESSO

  6. ADD ONE AND A HALF OUNCES OF TEQUILA REPOSADO 

  7. PUT ICE IN SHAKER    

  8. SHAKE

  9. POUR MIXTURE INTO MARGARITA GLASS

  10. GARNISH WITH A LEMON TWIST

  11. FLAME AN ORANGE PEEL AND SQUEEZE THE OIL INTO THE DRINK

That’s how to make La Calavera! If you want to taste this cocktail with all of our premium ingredients, come visit us at Circa 1963 at Hotel Indigo in Downtown El Paso. We’ll happily make it for you. ¡Salud!  

Hotel Indigo