Our Catrina is a cocktail inspired by the fantastic vision and representation of the death of the Mexican culture, making this day something very special and colourful to honour and never forget the loved ones who have died.
In Mexico on November 1 and 2, they celebrate the “Día de Muertos” (“Day of the Dead”), a traditional feast in which families celebrate the memory of their deceased by preparing the meals they liked and altars in their honour, believing that these days the souls of their dead relatives return from beyond to be close to their family.
It is very famous for the use of skulls, bright colours, ornaments with flowers and sweets in the form of skulls and other motifs that allude to the dead along with music.
The origin of this festival comes from the syncretism between the pre-Columbian beliefs of worship of the dead along with the Catholic feast of All Saints. It is common for families to visit cemeteries carrying food and drink as a sign of respect for their deceased. The joyful vision of death is part of the duality of life, which is accepted and above all is celebrated.
The Catrina is the image of a skull that was originally called “garbancera”, created in the 19th century in a publication where political satire was made. It was a skeleton with a very spectacular hat. It represented all those who wanted to appear to be what they weren’t, especially to have a European lifestyle that corresponded to us. Later it was the famous painter Diego Rivera who represented her in one of his paintings, dressed in feathers, along with its creator the draftsman José Guadalupe Posada (among others) and baptized her as La Catrina (from Catrín, elegant man and well dressed).
Subsequently this image has become popular and is the most representative on the Day of the Dead, a day on which colourful altars are prepared for family members, full of food and drink, and people disguise themselves with motives of death, especially skulls. In 2008, UNESCO declared the festival Mexico’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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Catrina: Enjoy our colourful cocktail, which represents this city with a soft touch of spice and pumpkin accompanied with tequila.
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Catrina, cocktail of the month, Day of the dead, Mexico, tequila, Torre Rosa
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