The Piñata Cocktail Is A Thing, Here’s How To Make It

Toro Loco shows us how

Toro Loco, a new Mexican restaurant in Manhattan's Financial District, just opened, and already it has created Instagram gold: a large-format piñata cocktail. But what else do you expect from an eatery, inspired by the vibrant taquerias of Mexico City, that opened two days before Cinco de Mayo and plans to host mezcal brunch parties every Saturday?

Made to be shared between a group of four or six, their Break the Piñata option includes individually sized bottled cocktails (a blood orange take on a margarita) and a key to the "Loco Letter Box," inside which guests will find various prizes and dares. Ahead of tomorrow's Mexican annual celebration, we tapped the mastermind behind the creation, Toro Loco's beverage consultant Cody Goldstein, to show us how to recreate the libation at home. See for yourself in the video, above.

Ingredients (for one):

  • 2 oz.tequila
  • 2 oz. blood orange juice
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • .5 oz. chamomile syrup
  • 2 dashes cardamom bitters
  • pinch of salt
  • piñata 
  • candy of choice, to fill the piñata


Combine all ingredients in the shaker and fill with ice. Shake for five seconds and double strain into the flask. Place flasks inside of piñata with candy and seal.


Producer: Maura Gaughan

Camera: Charlotte Prager

Editor: Madeline Stedman