DAY OF THE DEAD
I had never thrown a Halloween get together before, I’m such a fan of going to other people’s parties and instead of my own. I am a selfish party person, thats for sure, but I do love tequila so when Patron wanted to partner up and celebrate Halloween with my interpretation of Day of the Dead, I couldn’t help but get all piratey on Pinterest. With a lick of paint and a few rolls of hessian we turned our back deck into The Black Pearl (you know, Captain Jack Sparrow’s ship), called in our pirate crew and the best prawn ceviche this side of the bridge. I might be into throwing parties after all.
DAY OF THE DEAD MENU
COCKTAILS BY PATRON
40mls Patrón Reposado
20mls Giffard Apricot de Roussilion
30mls Lime Juice
2 dashes Peach Bitters
Shake and strain. Serve in a Nick and Nora cocktail glass.
Garnish with edible flower
Patrón Perfect Margarita
45ml Patrón Reposado
30ml Patrón Citronge Orange
22.5ml fresh lime juice
7.5ml simple syrup, to taste
Shake with ice to chill and strain into a salt rimmed martini or rocks glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel and salt.
Patrón Espresso Martini
30mls Patrón Reposado
30mls Patrón XO Cafe
10mls Vanilla Sugar
Shake and strain into a Nick and Nora cocktail glass.
Garnish with three coffee beans.
FOOD BY MEXICANO
Guacamole and refried beans dip with tostadas
Sweet corn with chipotle mayo, corn spice , kefalo cheese and lime
Prawn ceviche with lime dressing and avocado on tostadas
Lamb quesadilla with goat cheese, sweet onion and mint sauce
Fish tacos with pineapple jam and chipotle
Churros with dulce de leche
Ancho chocolate truffle
Big thank you to my pirate friends who don’t hang up on me when I ask them to put face paint on in the middle of the day and dress up like randoms. Legends.
Photographed by Sam Elsom