With Halloween right around the corner and storefronts filling up with cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns, it would be easy to think it was the only holiday happening this month. But October also plays host to another colourful celebration with a focus on the afterlife.

Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead (or Día de Muertos in Spanish), is a holiday to remember lost loved ones that runs from October 31 to November 2. 

Lift your spirits on Day of the Dead with this Jarritos cocktail recipe from El Catrin:

Ingredients

1.5 oz Añejo Tequila
0.5 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Bar Mix (2 ½ tsp water 1 tsp lime juice, 1 tsp lemon juice, & ½ tsp sugar)
Lime Jarritos
Cucumber slices
Sweet & spicy rimmer mix

Method

Dip glass rim in sweet & spicy rimmer mix. Fill glass with ice. Combine Añejo Tequilla, Blue Curacao & bar mix in a shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and top off with Lime Jarritos. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Make the 'Eh-Spe-Hismo' recipe at home or enjoy the cocktail (created by Stephen O’Toole) at El Catrin's Day of the Dead Party. 

And, if you'd like to sip cocktails in sunnier climes (because, really, who wouldn't?), Jarritos Canada is giving away a trip to Mexico to one lucky winner and a guest. From October 25 - November 3, they'll be giving you the chance to win this, plus more daily prizes on Instagram. To find out how to enter, head to Jarritos.ca, or check out the details below: