Sangre de Vampiro

As served at Tacos & Tequila at Luxor, $8

Tacos & Tequila (T&T) has two reasons to raise up a toast this week, what with Halloween and El Dia de Los Muertos (Nov. 1 and 2) coming in such close succession.

T&T will host a Halloween pre-party at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, with food and drink specials, Mariachi Elvis, sounds by DJ Ernan, and a $2,000 costume contest. Dia de Los Muertos will be celebrated a little early with a mariachi brunch kicking off at 11 a.m. Halloween day, featuring music by Los Mariachi Muertos and, of course, more drink specials.

Created in honor of the double holiday, the Sangre de Vampiro cocktail (“Vampire’s Blood”) will be served through the remainder of October. Says its creator, Drive This! Entertainment bartender Jason Hughes, “Blood never tasted so bueno!”

  • ¼ jalapeño pepper, sliced, stemmed, seeded
  • 1½ ounces Perfect Puree blood
  • orange concentrate
  • ¾ ounce Milagro organic agave nectar
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¾ ounce Hiram Walker orange curaçao
  • 1½ ounces Hornitos plata tequila

Combine ingredients in a tin, add ice, shake and strain into a zombie glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a jalapeño spear.

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