Thirsty Thursday: Día De Los Muertos

Photo courtesy of Lauren Lestin
Photo courtesy of Lauren Lestin

All Hallows’ Eve falls on a Friday this year, meaning costumes, candy, and cocktails will be out in full force this weekend. Since there’s already enough Halloween-y drinks making the rounds on the Internet this week, we turned to Atlanta’s bi-annual Sunday Supper South for some post-Halloween inspiration. This year, their October supper was Día De Los Muertos-themed. A holiday traditionally observed in Mexico, it lasts from October 31-November 2, and honors the dead through the making and leaving of gifts. The logo for this year’s supper was in the same iconic style, and featured a skull made out of various food and drink.

Hosted by executive chef-owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison of Bacchanalia/Floataway Café/Abattoir/Star Provisions in the Westside Provisions District, the fall family-style dinner brings together James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs, nominees, and semi-finalists from all over the South. Along with a multi-course dinner, an appropriately seasonal drink was served. A concoction of Cathead Vodka, apple cider (infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove), lemon, lemon bitters, and garnished with freshly grated nutmeg, we can’t think of a better way to kick off this weekend.