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The Monarca is a lively cocktail that brings to mind the playful flight of the monarch butterfly. Mix one up today to help the monarchs!

The Monarca - Supports monarch butterflies through the Monarch Joint Venture

Puente’s La Luna Mezcal is made in the Mexican State of Michoacán, the overwintering site of the eastern monarch butterfly. Each year, millions of monarchs fly thousands of miles from the northern US and Canada to spend the winter hanging from pine and oyamel trees in eastern Michoacán. Sadly, the monarch’s very existence is under threat from climate change and habitat loss, with their numbers steadily declining for the past 20 years.

Puente understands the vital ecological role these butterflies play in Michoacán and beyond. That’s why they’re donating 1% of profits from La Luna Mezcal to the Monarch Joint Venture, a partnership between multiple governmental organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions researching and implementing monarch conservation projects.

The Monarca is a lively cocktail that brings to mind the playful flight of the monarch butterfly. Mix one up today to help the monarchs!

The Monarca Recipe

Ingredients:

1 oz La Luna Mezcal (made in Michoacán)
1 oz Gustoso Blanco Rum (made in Michoacán)
1/2 oz zarzamora (or blackberry) syrup
1/8 oz passion fruit syrup
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
3/4 oz Lime juice
1/8 oz Luxardo Maraschino
Dash of bitters

Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously.
2. Strain into a coupe glass.
3. Finish with a splash of club soda.
4. Garnish with a blackberry, orange peel, and sprig of fresh thyme.

Learn More

You can learn more about the Monarch Joint Venture here.