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October 1, 2019

KORBEL’s Day of the Dead Party Spread

Sugar skull cookies arranged beside a bottle of Korbel and el Jimador.

Halloween sort of has the “party” market cornered on October 31st, but if you’re looking for an excuse to keep the festivities going a bit longer, look no further than Day of the Dead. One of Mexico’s most high-spirited celebrations, Day of the Dead runs from October 31st through November 2nd. This holiday is famous for its colorful decorations, elaborate parades, and lively music—sounds like a good time, right? To host your own Day of the Dead party, vibrant décor and colorful food and drinks are a must! For some Day of the Dead inspiration, keep on reading.

KORBEL’s Drink of the Dead Cocktail


1 oz. El Jimador® blanco tequila
1 oz. lemonade
1 oz. pomegranate juice
4 oz. KORBEL Sweet Cuvée


Salt the rim of a rocks glass. Pour El Jimador blanco tequila, lemonade and pomegranate juice into a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into the glass over ice. Top with KORBEL for a festive Day of the Dead cocktail.

Sugar Skull Cookies


1 batch of basic sugar cookie dough
1 batch of white royal icing
Skull cookie cutter (3.5 in or 9 cm tall)
Edible ink pens of various colors, including black


  1.  Make the cookie dough and cut out skull cookies using your cookie cutter. Bake according to the recipe and let it cool completely before icing.
  2. Ice the cooled cookies with white royal icing and let it dry fully overnight.
  3. Use a black edible ink pen to draw the skull decorations. You can use a template or draw freehand.
  4. Leave the cookies black and white or use colored edible ink pens to fill in the designs.
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