October 30, 2020 – Since everything is different this year, Halloween is sure to be too. So let’s try some really different cocktails that will make it pleasantly memorable.
Anyone with a taste for both bourbon and red wine will love the Blood-Red Bourbon Smash. The wine comes from Casillero del Diablo in Chile and is made with the Carménère grape, which originated in Bordeaux but is now a mainstay of Chile’s red wine production
We like the versatility of The Manzana, a rum based cocktail that can be served hot or cold. It is made with Nicaragua’s award-winning rum Flor de Cana.
On a cold night, Milagro Tequila fans will appreciate the peppery flavor of The Freshest Sangrita, that comes from steeping Serrano peppers in lime and grapefruit juices and Grenadine. Plan ahead on this one.
And what could be a more seasonal, perfect nightcap than Reyka Vodka Pumpkin Spice Latte. This simple, delicious recipe will get you through all the upcoming holidays and wintery nights ahead.
Blood-Red Bourbon Smash
Cocktail handcrafted exclusively for Casillero del Diablo by Dan Magro, mixologist and author of “Suck It Up: Extraordinary Cocktails for Everyday People.”
Ingredients (Makes 1 cocktail):
1.5 ounces bourbon
1.5 ounces Casillero del Diablo Carménère
½ ounce lemon juice
5 mint leaves
1 tablespoon grape or cherry preserves
Lemon peel, to garnish
Method:In a shaker combine Casillero del Diablo Carmenere, bourbon, 5 mint leaves, and lemon juice. Muddle until thoroughly blended. Add preserves and fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon peel.
by Charlotte Voisey, Global Head of Ambassador Advocacy at William Grant & Sons
Method:In four shooter glasses, pour Milagro Silver neat. Cut serrano peppers in half and remove veins, seeds or stems. Blend the halves with remaining ingredients and allow pepper infusion to steep for 2-3 hours. Strain and pour into four separate shooter glasses.
Reyka Vodka Pumpkin Spice Latte
by Trevor Schneider, Reyka Vodka National Ambassador