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The Mayan Sacrifice Champagne Cocktail

Staff Writer
Courtesy of Chinaco Tequila

The Mayan Sacrifice Champagne Cocktail.

If you're really going to do it big for the Mayan apocalypse, do it with the right tequila. Chinaco Blanco Tequila (named after Chicano warriors who defended Mexico in the 1800s) is 100 percent agave tequila from Tamaulipas, Mexico; its bouquet includes notes of pear, quince, dill, lime, and aloe. To keep with traditional Mayan ingredients, the cocktial uses a touch of Xtabentun, an anise liqueur of Mayan origin from the Yucatán Peninsula.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1/2 Ounce Chinaco Blanco
  • 1/2 Ounce Xtabentun
  • champagne, prosecco, or cava to top


Add the first two ingredients, and fill stemmed flute with prosecco, cava, or other dry sparkling wine. Garnish with a Luxardo Cherry pinned inside of lemon peel and rested across rim. 

Ham Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Ham Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.