Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mayan Mixology Meltdown 3: Human Sacrifice

The end of the world is nigh, so we're going to take a make up a few Mexican/Mayan inspired drinks to help make the coming apocalypse easier to deal with.

As we discussed with the cenote, on occasion the Mayans sacrificed young men to the gods. That it was generally young men sacrificed, suggests that the sacrifices were meant to represent strength and power, as opposed to representing fertility by sacrificing young women. Another key component of the Mayan mythology was the odd ballgame played in Mesoamerica. This game is believed to be part of worship to the gods, a way of demonstrating the fitness of the participants, with the losers often sacrificed to the gods. 
Given this history of human sacrifice, clearly, we will need our own Human Sacrifice before the end. 

Human Sacrifice
1.5 oz blanco tequila
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz passion fruit
.5 oz triple sec
.25 oz Herbsaint (or absinthe)
.25oz grenadine

Shake everything but grenadine with crushed ice. Float grenadine on top, garnish with cilantro.

Once again hit up Rated R Cocktails tomorrow for JFL's continuation of the mayhem.

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