Latin Heritage Month 2021 Latinx Bartenders Celebrate Their Culture with Perrier® Cocktails

Every year from September 15th to October 15th, we honor the tremendous contributions and celebrate the vibrant cultures of the Latinx^ community in the U.S. For 2021, Perrier® has teamed up with Latinx bartenders in the U.S. to create cocktails that pay homage to their culture and traditions. Throughout the month, we will be sharing Latinx bartenders who should be on your radar and their creative cocktails featuring Perrier® to showcase their talents and personal style of bartending.


Erika Ordonez (she / her – Cuba) 

Representing Cuba at Broken Shaker in New York City

Maritima Spritz with Perrier® Original

  • 1.5 oz Blanco Vermut
  • .5 oz pineapple juice
  • .25 oz lemon juice
  • .25 simple syrup
  • 1 bar spoon olive brine
  • 2 dashes celery bitters
  • Finish with Perrier® Original

Short shake and strain over fresh ice in a wine glass. Finish with Perrier® Original. Garnish with celery peel and olives.

Ivan Vasquez (he / him – Oaxaca)

Representing Oaxaca at Madre in Los Angeles

Smokey Mule cocktail with Perrier® Original

  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz ginger syrup*
  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • Finish with Perrier® Original

In a tin shaker. Add lime juice, ginger syrup, and mezcal. Shake with ice. Pour into favorite glass, finish with ice cold Perrier®

*Ginger syrup recipe

  • 1 cup fresh ginger juice
  • 1 cup sugar

Combine ginger and sugar until sugar dilutes

Marvin Sandoval (he / him – El Salvador / Mexico)

Representing El Salvador & Mexico at Hermanito in Los Angeles

Mi Corazon cocktail with Perrier® Original

  • 2 oz mezcal
  • 1 oz blood orange, pomegranate, and guava purée
  • 1 oz lime
  • 1 oz spicy agave syrup
  • Finished with Perrier® Original

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe garnished with a black lava salt rim. Finish with Perrier® Original, and garnish with an edible flower to serve.

Romeo Mendoza (he / him – Oaxaca, Mexico, Latino)

RepresentingOaxaca, Mexico & identifying as Latino at The Paramount in Los Angeles

Kalahat Mexicano cocktail with Perrier® Original

  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • .5 oz honey syrup (1:1, honey:water)
  • .5 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1.5 oz tequila

Shake, strain, finish with Perrier® Original

Simon El Virgen (he / him – Mexico)

Representing Mexico at NUA in Los Angeles

Pisco Green Apple cocktail with Perrier® Lime

  • .75 oz tequila reposado
  • .75 oz pisco
  • .75 oz apple pucker
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • Finish with Perrier® Lime

Rim glass with chamoy, tajin, and garnish with a green apple. Shake and enjoy!

Arlene Roldan (she / her – Mexico)

Representing Mexico at The Mermaid in Los Angeles

La Sirena Cocktail with Perrier ® Original

  • 1.5 oz cachaca
  • 1 oz aloe juice
  • .75 oz lime
  • .25 oz agave
  • Finished with Perrier ® Original

Garnish: mint and aloe


^Editor’s Note: Latinx is the gender neutral pan-ethnic term selected by Perrier® for their program. As language evolves, Thirsty acknowledges and respects that not all people of Latin American & Caribeño descent identify or embrace the term Latinx and instead prefer non-gendered language such as Latin, Latine, Latin@ or gendered language Latina or Latino to self-identify and/or refer to their people / community. 


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