Happy Days of the Dead from all of us here at Team Ocho!
If you aren’t familiar with Días de Muertos, it is one of the most important national holidays in Mexico. Celebrations start on October 31st, when children make altars to invite angelitos (spirits of dead children) to return to visit. Next is November 1st, when the spirits of adult souls visit. On November 2nd, families usually go to cemeteries to visit the tombs of their deceased relatives, often bring ofrendas, or offerings. The three days of celebrations usually involve cempasuchil (marigolds), sugar skulls, pan de muerto (special bread), papel picado, and offerings of many different types.
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Days of the Dead
If you’re in London for Days of the Dead, head down to Cafe Pacifico. Cafe Pacifico always hosts one of the best Day of the Dead parties in the city, and this year is no exception.
Live mariachis, face painters and even a procession through Covent Garden will bring the Mexican festival to one of our favourite London restaurants. There will of course be special Ocho Tequila cocktails served alongside their unbeatable Mexican food, just ensure you save enough room for the Piñata candy once it breaks!
This hidden gem in Aarhus makes some of the best cocktails in Denmark. Gedulgt’s Fall menu includes the ‘Don’t Cry In Front Of The Mexicans’ cocktail: Derrumbes Mezcal Salmiana, Ocho Tequila Blanco, smoked Ume plums, lacto fermented plums, buttermilk whey, salt, lime & lavender.
(Photo: Tanne Morville)
Until next month, stay well & sipping good tequila,