Food & Drink | Celebrating Day of the Dead in style

After spending a week in Mexico, I have been reminded how much I love the food & culture of one of my favourite places in the world. Day of the Dead, aka Día de Muertos, is one of the most iconic times of year. To cheers yet another #DayOfTheDead, we have partnered with Altos Tequila to share our new favourite tequila cocktail. Come see what Julio & I are sipping on and how you can recreate it at home! 

“Every year, from October 30 to November 2, shrines dedicated to those who have passed on are constructed in many Mexican households. These altars are often decorated with coloured paper garlands and the deceased’s favourite food and drink, then visited by relatives and friends en masse. Offerings placed on the altars represent the four main elements of nature: Earth, Wind, Water & Fire.” – see how we celebrated last year by clicking here.

And let’s be honest, is there anything more beautifully Mexican than a beautiful tequila?


Whether a classic margarita or something more modern, Altos Tequila is a great way to celebrate with us both on Day of the Dead and all year round. Here is the cocktail recipe that stole our heart and will have us enjoying a #FelizDíaDeMuertos – because #ThisIsOurTequila



  • 1.75oz Altos Plata
  • 0.5oz Dry Vermouth
  • Spoonful of Maraschino Liqueur
  • Dash Angostura Bitters (to taste)
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Mixing instructions:

  • Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and add ice.
  • Stir until chilled, stopping before the ice dilutes the cocktail.
  • Fine strain drink into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish.
  • Enjoy!

For more cocktail recipes and inspiration, make sure to head to

To join in on the social media conversation around Day of the Dead, tequila and all things cocktail, make sure to follow @AltosTequila on Twitter & Instagram, and ‘Like’ their Facebook Page. Use and follow the #ThisIsOurTequila to show us how you celebrated with a delicious cocktail using our new favourite tequila. We can’t wait to see what you think!

For more behind the scenes of this and other amazing brands we are working with around the world, make sure to follow along with the #DoTheDaniel Instagram account. We would love to have you join on our adventures! AND yes. we’re on Snapchat too! – click here to follow us! 

Photos: Altos Tequila, Julio Reyes & Daniel Reyes

Please remember to enjoy responsibly and never drink and drive.


Daniel Reyes

*Please note that this is a sponsored post – our disclosure can be found at all times by clicking here.