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El Esqueleto Halloween Cocktail

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  • Author: Ashley Rose Conway


The only spooky thing about this El Esqueleto cocktail is how quickly it will disappear! This mezcal Martini recipe features El Silencio mezcal and Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur for a sophisticated fall or Halloween cocktail.


  • 1 3/4 oz Mezcal, I used El Silencio Ensamble
  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
  • garnish: maraschino cherry, edible leaf such as hibiscus leaf*, orange peel, expressed and discard


Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir and strain into a coupe. Express orange peel over glass and discard. Garnish with cherry in the glass and edible leaf. A skeleton hand garnish is optional.


You can use a more smokey mezcal here, but will have a much deeper, intense flavor. I suggest scaling back the mezcal to 1 1/2 to accommodate the change in flavor profile.

I used a Maple Hibiscus Leaf for the garnish