Nao at the Pearl, 312 Pearl Parkway, is celebrating Dia de los Muertos this weekend with a special cocktail called Raising the Dead. It’s a potent combination of tequila, herbal Lillet Blanc and citrus that’s practically guaranteed to raise your spirits. It will be served at the restaurant’s bar through the weekend, or you can make your own at home.
Raising the Dead
3/4 ounce reposado tequila
3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc
1/2 ounce Pierre Ferrand Orange liqueur
3/4 ounce orange juice
1/4 ounce lime juice
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
Add tequila, Lillet, orange liqueur, orange juice and lime juice to a shaker. Add ice, shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top the cocktail with 3 to 4 drops of absinthe. Garnish with two maraschino cherries on a bamboo skewer.
Makes 1 cocktail.
From Steven Martin/Nao