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Day of the Dead Inspired Tequila

Finalizing your party plans for Dia de Los Muertos? No fiesta would be complete without tequila, and we're loving KAH Tequila’s unique hand-painted skull bottles created by Mexican artists and inspired by the Day of the Dead.

KAH, which means "life" in the ancient Mayan language, offers four different types of tequila to choose from including Tequila Blanco, Tequila Añejo, Tequila Reposado, and Tequila Extra Añejo.  Each flavor is as unique as the collectable numbered skull decanters that it’s housed in.

If you are new to tequila and are looking to expand your knowledge of the Mexican spirit, here is the breakdown of the differences:

Tequila Blanco: This white (or clear) spirit has no additives and is stored immediately after distillation (or aged less than two months) in neutral oak barrels or stainless steel.  KAH’s version has “intense sweet notes of the cooked agave followed by a spicy white peppery punch.”

Tequila ReposadoReposado, which means rested, is a tequila of white (or clear) color.  It has been aged a minimum of two months but less than one year in oak barrels of no particular size. KAH’s award-winning version is one of the few types of tequila to be 110 proof (the highest proof available) and is aged for ten months in French limousine casks. It features a full agave flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel.

Tequila Añejo: This golden colored spirit is aged at least one year but no more than three in small oak barrels.  KAH’s version offers an aroma of coffee, chocolate and tobacco with vanilla and spice notes.

Tequila Extra Añejo: Golden in color, this tequila has been aged for at least three years in oak barrels.  KAH’s features smooth pepper and smoky wood flavors with hints of sweet spice, honey maple, caramel and vanilla. It has been aged 4.5 years in American oak barrels.

For an added twist, you can create specialty cocktails using KAH Tequila.  Check out some of the brand's holiday-themed recipes below.

 

La Catrina

  • 1 ½ ounces Kah Reposado tequila
  • ½ ounce Luxardo sangue morlaco
  • 1 ounce lavender syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ ounce liquor 43

Click here for the full recipe.

 

      Spirit of KAH

      • 1 ½ ounces KAH Anejo tequila
      • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
      • ½ ounce D’Aristi Xtabentun Honey Anise liqueur
      • 4 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters
      • ¼ ounce fresh lemon

      Click here for the full recipe.

       

      Day of the Dead

      • 1 ½ ounces Kah Reposado tequila
      • ½ ounce agave nectar
      • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
      • 3 ounces orange juice
      • * pinch of cayenne pepper
      • * grenadine (to sink in drink)
      • * toasted coconut and coconut egg white foam, to garnish
      • 6 egg whites
      • 1 coconut crème (from a crème whipper)
      • 1 lime
      • * Everclear or Bacardi 151

      Click here for the full recipe.

       

      Muertos Fresca

      • 1 ½ ounces KAH blanco tequila
      • ½ ounce tamarindo paste, fresh or frozen
      • 3 ounces hibiscus juice
      • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
      • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
      • 2 cups hot water

      Click here for the full recipe.

       

       

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