Many people think that Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is related to Halloween festivities. It is a separate holiday in Mexico, more akin to All Souls Day. Find out more about this two-day festival via infographic by El Jimenez!
The Devil, you say? I can see where the El Diablo gets its name from, other than the red color. Eben Freeman created a cocktail that is easy to consume. Tequila, lime, and ginger beer blend together in a way that suggests there should be more cocktails with this unique combination. Definitely a #100DaysOfCocktails favorite.
For fourteen seasons, Alton Brown hosted Good Eats. It took cooking shows to a place they had not explored: the science and stories behind the food. Food was not the only thing Mr. Brown explored. He spent an episode or two on cocktails. One of them demonstrated a new way to make a Margarita. Being a fan of Margaritas AND Alton Brown, this was a recipe #100DaysOfCocktails wanted to try.
You expect fall cocktails to have apple and cinnamon components in them. But tequila? Devlin DeVore of Centro in Boulder, CO could imagine it, and did, when the Manzarita was created. Add in a little elderflower liqueur as a sweetener, and you have a little slice of fall in a glass, as #100DaysOfCocktails discovered.
The speak easy has been a mainstay of the American cocktail scene since Prohibition. When cocktails became fashionable again, the speak easy returned with the culture. Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco is housed in an old speak easy, and maintains its 1920's ambiance. The Agave Cocktail falls at the intersection of modern and classic.
Tequila was a later addition to the bartender's tool kit. Classic cocktails made with tequila are barely a handful, but one of them is royalty. The Margarita may not have a distinct origin story, but it does have a distinct flavor that makes it a staple in any bar you go to. #100DaysOfCocktails looks at one of the descendants of the Daisy (Day 10).