Oaxacan Sunset Cocktail

The sunsets in Oaxaca are the best in Mexico, which is why we designed a cocktail that could elicit the memories and feelings of a beautiful Oaxacan sunset.

All of the unique colors in the sky––which we pay tribute to in this beverage––reminds us of the experiences from Guelaguetza, a traditional Oaxacan festival that begins in the month of July. 

While the pineapple provokes memories of the regional dances of Tuxtepec.

The blending of mezcal, which is native to Oaxaca, combined with the freshness of mint leaves us astonished at every sip, just like a Oaxacan sunset.¡Salud!

Oaxacan Sunset Cocktail

Prep Time: 4 minutes 

Yields: 1 cocktail


  • 40‌ ‌ml‌ ‌mezcal ‌ ‌

  • 30‌ ‌ml‌ ‌pineapple and mint syrup

  • Top off with seltzer water

  • Ice

  • Cubed ice

Preparing the pineapple and mint syrup

  1. In a blender, add 300 grams of pineapple, 10 mint leaves and 150 grams of sugar. Grind together.

  2. Strain the mixture and set it aside for later use.

Preparing the Oaxacan sunset cocktail

  1. Use an old fashioned glass.

  2. Use the ‌dry ‌shake method.

  3. In‌ ‌a‌ ‌shaker‌, ‌place‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌(except for the cubed ice and seltzer water) and‌ ‌shake‌ ‌until ‌the beverage is‌ ‌cold.‌ ‌

  4. With the help of a strainer, empty the mixture into a glass.

  5. Add your cubed ice and seltzer water until the glass is full. Mix together with a spoon.

  6. Serve in the glass and decorate with a dried pineapple and pineapple stalks.

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About the Author

Luis Espinosa

Bartender who works at La Tizatería in Oaxaca. Eduardo has been working in the kitchen since he was a little boy. Today, he enjoys spending time there every weekend, doing what he loves the most with his favorite people.

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