by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evangelina Soza in: Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor. "This intoxicating drink was inspired by a Halloween night when I was using dry ice in a punch bowl. The eerie trail of wispy smoke created by the dry ice looked like the long, flowing gown worn by La Llorona. La Llorona, according to ancient Mexican folklore, was a beautiful woman who drowned her children to be with a man and when he wanted nothing to do with her, she lost her mind. In the afterlife, she walks up and down bodies of water, wailing and looking for her children. It's a conversation starter for a Halloween party, but you can skip the dry ice for a yummy drink year-round."
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- 1In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, combine brandy, juices, and sugar. Cover, shake vigorously for 15 seconds, and strain into a cocktail glass.
- 2Top with a few drops of bitters.
- 3Add some dry ice for a spooky effect.
- 5Dry ice is quite safe to use in drinks, but you should not touch it. Wait for the ice to melt before actually drinking it as it can burn your skin.
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Nutritional Facts for La Llorona, a Drink
Serving Size: 1 (186 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 338.3
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 20.1 g
- Protein 0.2 g
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