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October Cocktail Inspiration

The end of October is a time for haunted houses, witches and ghost stories. You will see pumpkins lining the streets and children dressed in costumes, enjoying spoils of sweets. In Mexico, the the beginning of November is a time for celebrating death. Altars for those in the spirit world and Two very different cultures that represent afterlife and preservation in different ways.  But whether you celebrate Noche de la Brujas , Halloween or Dia de los Muertos, we have found 3 spook-tacular tequila based recipes for your themed party. We would love to hear your favorite cocktail recipes for this time of year! And don't forget everything's better with Blue Iguana Tequila in the mix. 

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Purple Paloma - Inspired by/ Courtesy of Climbing Grier

Ingredients:
1 lime wedge for garnish
Black Lava Salt for garnish
1 ounce Blue Iguana tequila
2 ounces Fresca
3 ounces grape juice
ice cubes

 Directions: On a small plate, place black lava salt. Take a lime wedge and rub the lime around the top of the glass. Flip the glass over and coat the rim of the glass with the black lava salt. Fill glass with ice and pour tequila, Fresca, and grape juice. Stir and garnish with lime wedge and black lava salt.

  

Devil’s Hammer - Inspired/Courtesy of Hispanic Kitchen

 Ingredients:
1/2 ounce agave nectar
4 mint leaves
1/2 one lemon
1/2 one orange
1 1/2 ounces Blue Iguana Silver tequila
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce club soda
1/2 ounce cherry syrup
ice

Directions:Muddle agave nectar, mint leaves, lemon, and orange in a cocktail shaker. Add tequila, lemon juice, and club soda. Shake well and serve in a chilled glass over ice. Finish with cherry syrup.

Serves: 1

 THE BLACK WIDOW COCKTAIL

 Ingredients :
2 Blackberries
3 Basil leaves
1.5 oz Blue Iguana Tequila
1 oz Fresh lime juice
1 tsp Agave nectar
1 Blackberry and basil leaf for Garnish

 Directions:
In a shaker, muddle the blackberries and basil.
Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a stemless Martini glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf on a toothpick.

We hope you enjoy these cocktails along with your celebrations in the coming weeks. Don't forget to send in yours for us to share :-)

Sources:
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/news/a32225/the-best-cocktails-for-dia-de-los-muertos/
http://www.liquor.com/recipes/black-widow/#gs.CoeDVzE