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Hallow-Rita cocktail, featuring locally-based Mixicles | Photo: Twin Spire Photography

Sip Spotlight: Hallow-Rita

Smoked cocktails are the perfect sipper on cool fall evenings. If you don't have a cocktail smoker, fret not — Smoked Black Cherry Mixicles naturally impart the delicious smoky flavor you seek without any actual smoke (or fire hazard).

Who says that margaritas are just for summer drinking? We certainly don't, and after you try this cocktail, we think you'll agree. Happy Halloween!



  • 1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 to 2 Smoked Black Cherry Mixicles
  • 1/2 oz. agave syrup
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice

How to Mix: Rim the top of your glass with salt and set aside. Add all liquid ingredients plus one Smoked Black Cherry cube to a cocktail shaker and shake until the cube is mostly dissolved. Pour into your pre-rimmed glass over ice. For extra depth of flavor, add one more Smoked Black Cherry cube. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

Jen Morales is the co-founder of Cincinnati-based Mixicles, an all-natural, frozen, non-alcoholic botanical mixer that can be popped into any liquor, wine, champagne, etc for an instant cocktail. They can even used as a natural foundation for distinctive zero-proof drinks and smoothies. Learn more at