Battle of Puebla

This cocktail represents the 1862 Battle in which Mexican forces defeated France in the town of Puebla on the 5th of May in 1862. The green (mint) represents the battlefield and the red bitters represent the blood spilt during the war.
April 24, 2016


Muddle mint leaves at bottom of a Footed Rocks or Rocks glass and fill with crushed ice. Pour lime, honey, and Mezcal over the ice and churn with a spoon. Add more crushed ice & slowly pour bitters over top. Garnish with 1/4 ounce of Combo Bitters (2 parts Angostura and 1 part Peychaud) and a mint sprig.

Recipe by Marcos Tello, national mixologist for El Silencio.




  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces El Silencio Espadin
  • 3/4 ounce honey syrup (3 parts clover honey to 1 part hot water)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
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