Alcoholic Spirits

Araceli Marigold Liqueur

Indulge on the liquid gold sweetness of Araceli marigold liqueur while enjoying a heartwarming encounter with a generous skeleton.


Araceli Marigold Liqueur Sips & Spirits


About the Spirit

Today we are calling upon a spirit from Araceli Spirits of Tequila, Mexico. We are using their Araceli Marigold Liqueur to summon La Catrina to the table.

Araceli Marigold Liqueur Bottle
Araceli Marigold Liqueur Cocktail - La Catrina
Araceli Marigold Liqueur La Catrina Cocktail
Araceli Marigold Liqueur Cocktail - La Catrina
Araceli Marigold Liqueur Liquor Facts
  • Araceli is Spanish for “alter of the heavens/stars”
  • Brand that represents  love, honor and respect; carrying with it a deep spiritual connection with people
  • Created by Victoria Araceli Vann, this spirit is the world’s first marigold liqueur and pays tribute to Dia De Los Muertos. Her desire was to create a spirit that honored the love of people and family.
  • She wanted the spirit to not be overly sweet, but also contain a high alcohol content (unusual for liqueurs) and tasted amazing drinking straight from the bottle.
  • Handcrafted in small batches in Tequila, Mexico at 70 proof. Fragrant aromas of marigold flowers, candied orange peel. Sweet on palette with citrus and hint of vanilla. Perfect to sip on its own, in a cocktail or to add to desserts.
  • Celebrates the mystic beauty of Mexico’s marigold (cempasuchil). The flowers are believed to guide the spirits, helping them to find their way back amongst their living loved ones. Marigolds are used to decorate ofrendas, grave sites, doorways, walkways and crucifixes.
  • Marigold flowers contain unique healing properties and have been used around the world for medicinal purposes dating back to the Aztecs.

Collected from Araceli Liqueur website

Chelsea’s Tasting Notes
Araceli Marigold Liqueur Shot
  • It’s so good
  • The beauty of this is you can sip it and drink it all on its own.
  • The burn doesn’t come right away, it kind of sneaks up, so feels very friendly.
  • The flavor bubbles and spreads.
  • It’s like a honey spirit almost, but it’s not honey flavored.
  • It’s a very unique sweetness, but not synthetic sweet.
  • Could make a great alcoholic butterbeer.
  • Has a honey mouth texture.
La Catrina Cocktail
  • Would love to try this with an añejo tequila in place of the silver the recipe calls for.
  • I love the raspberry flavor!
  • Not lacking in tarty flavor without relying on citrus.
Erick’s Tasting Notes
Araceli Marigold Liqueur Shot
  • Feels like it’s hugging my tongue.
  • Like my tongue is coated in orange.
  • Fantastic shooting.
  • Went down smoothly with no burn at all when shot.
  • It’s smooth, like butter, but not buttery.
  • I feel like this is the definition of natural sweetness. Not a sugar flavor, just sweet.
  • As it coats your tongue, you get the burning sensation like from liqueur, but not actually burning.
La Catrina Cocktail
  • Glad we went with the Chambord instead of trying to find a substitute.
  • This would make a great Christmas party cocktail.

Would You Rather

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Story Notes

Erick brought a charming tale of a skeleton rattling in the attic with a proposal for riches in exchange for a small favor.

Last Call

Have you had the pleasure of trying marigold-flavored anything?

Questions from the Beyond

This episode’s question from the beyond comes from the following listeners:

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