Delicious Potion De Muerto el romero cocktail a fruity tequila based cocktail with fresh orange juice and lime juice sweetened with rosemary sugar syrup . Spooky effect given with fresh beet root juiceHope everybody had a wonderful Halloween. While growing up we did not celebrate Halloween in my home country. Now it is one of favorite festivals of my kids. Since I am going to make this graveyard cupcakes and strawberry monster cupcakes for them, I decided to treat our self with this Potion De Muertos el romero. This is basically a tequila-based drink. Yes, it is a margarita made with fresh fruit and vegetables. If you are a reader of my blog, you should by now know that I am crazy for fruity margarita. This time I decide incorporate the veggie also. Yes, it has Beet root juice in it.
I was looking for the perfect spooky cocktail, finally settled with this drink. Potion De Muerto el romero with addition of beet juice gives blood dripping effect throughout the drink. How perfect is that?!
How I made Potion De Muerto el romero?
If Halloween is celebrated October 31st, and two days later Nov 2 there is Day of the Dead celebration in the south of border influenced by Mexican culture. Día de los Muertos is an occasion to honor the dead and celebrate life. I have earlier made a a bread( Pan De Muerto) that makes for Day of Dead Celebration. What better way to do that than to toast with one of these delicious cocktails?
These is really a simple recipe, you need tequilla, fresh orange juice and fresh lime juice and triple sec and rosemary infused simple syrup. Finally adding fresh beet juice gives you spooky blood dripping effect. However, when you drink the cocktail you need to mix everything up resulting in more reddish drink. So, you make sure not to mix it until you serve. I didn’t have black colored sugar in my hand, hence used yellow colored sugar for sugar-salt rim of glass.
First thought of buying dry ice to give spooky effect. But didn’t get a chance to buy it, so didn’t able to create the flowing effect.
It is a delicious drink, if you like tequila-based drink you are going to enjoy this one too.
Potion De Muerto el romero cocktail
sweetened with rosemary sugar syrup . Spooky effect given with fresh beet root
- 2 oz tequila
- 1/2 oz beet juice
- 3 oz fresh orange juice
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- ¼ to 1/2 oz rosemary simple syrup
- First make Rosemary simple syrup
- In a pan add equal amount of sugar and water and bring to boil and then add rosemary sprig and let be infused for about 30 minutes. Then remove the rosemary sprig and use the rosemary infused simple syrup.
- Spread yellow sugar and salt on a plate. Rub the rim of a chilled highball glass with the lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass in the yellow sugar-salt mixture to coat it.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine all the ingredients except beet juice and shake vigorously.
- Strain into a glass over ice.
- Then slowly float the beet juice over the ice, allowing the beet juice to make its way down the glass and appear as if blood is dripping through the drink.
- Garnish with an orange slice.
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For other Margarita Recipes
- Strawberry Margarita
- Pineapple Margarita
- Apple Cider Margarita
- Cranberry Prosecco Margarita
- Mango Margarita
- Pomegranate Ginger Margarita
- Tamarind Margarita
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.