Try a Jabapotle: Celebrate México’s Independence Day Like Chicharito’s 50th Goooool

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World Cupmas may be over, and United 2026 is still nearly a decade away, but, there is no time like the present to celebrate our neighbours to the south a la Chicharito-style.

Thereby, in the spirit of celebration, salut México with an incredible cocktail containing three infusions from Tanteo Spirits reflecting the colors of the their flag: Jalapeño, Chipotle, and Habanero.

Coincidence? I think not, considering each of these are common ingredients in every day Mexican cuisine.

So what better way to say, ¡Viva México! than with a Jabapotle Cocktail.

 

Méxican Independence Day

In the early 1800s, México, then still a colony under Spanish rule, tired of being oppressed and craving the freedom they had seen their American neighbours to the north achieve, declared war on Spain for their independence.

Simplified for the purposes of this post, this revolution became known as the Mexican War of Independence and was ultimately successful.

The day celebrated is September 16.

However, September 16 isn’t the actual day México gained independence, rather it is the day Miguel Hildalgo (México’s iconic freedom fighter, who was also a Roman Catholic priest) made his speech in Dolores, El Grito de Dolores (The Cry of Dolores) in 1810.

In El Grito de Dolores, Hidalgo rallied his countrymen for support against the Spanish regime and for Mexico’s citizens to fight for their own independence.

Hidalgo was captured and killed a year later on July 30, 1811 and the war carried on after for over 10-years.

On August 24, 1821, the Treaty of Córdoba was signed ending over 300-years of Spanish colonial rule.

While, both sides had terrible casualties during the war, México suffered tremendously losing an estimated one-tenth of its citizens.

So, celebrating our friends to the south isn’t just a celebration to commemorate their victory but to also remember their brothers whom were lost in the fight for their independence and freedom.

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated with fireworks, parades and delicious food, similar to our July 4, and not only by its citizens locally, but ex-pats and friends around the globe.

In fact, in some Mexican regions, governors even recite El Grito de Dolores while brass bands play lively music and braided willow is set on fire.

The Jabapotle

So, what is a Jabapotle?

It’s the perfect blend of Tanteo Jalapeño, Tanteo Habanero and Tanteo Chipotle mixed with citrus and a hint of spice that make for an utterly irresistible cocktail.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 oz. Tanteo Chipotle Tequila
  • 1/2 oz. Tanteo Habanero Tequila
  • 1 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 2 oz. Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

 

Directions

  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Shake well and strain into an ice filled Hurricane Glass
  • Drizzle Grenadine on top of cocktail and serve
  • EXTRA:  Try lining the rims your glasses with homemade jalapeño salt for an extra, extra kick 😉

 

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¡Viva México!

Enjoy 🙂

Xx

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