Yvette Marquez Latina Colorado food blogger holding a rocks glass of whisky with a bottle Buchanan and vase of tulips on the side.

Hola! Welcome to this page. I am excited to announce that I have partnered with Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky. I will be developing whisky cocktails to pair with Muy Bueno recipes. It’s a tough job amigos, but someone’s gotta do it.

Buchanan’s celebrates the Hispanic American community who live life at 200% — bigger, more authentic, and more flavorful. Cheers to staying true to our traditions, culture, and passions, 100% comunidad and 100% values, together somos 200%.

Follow Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky on Instagram to see all my upcoming cocktail recipes and suggested pairings! 

I will be updating this page monthly as recipes go live on Buchanan’s Instagram. Bookmark this page to ensure you don’t miss a single pairing over the next 12 months. Salud!

ponche navideño cocktail in a mug with a sweet tamale and a bottle of buchanans whisky.

Spiked Ponche Navideño

First up: the most classic Mexican Christmas punch of them all. Ponche Navideño! Its mouthwatering with a balance of sweet and tangy flavors, warm spices and smoky whisky against tart jamaica (hibiscus) and the sweetness of festive fruits. Add a nip of Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky to make this a very merry way to celebrate Noche Buena. Pair with: Pumpkin Spice Tamales 
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sparkling whisky apple cider with sweet empanadas and a bottle of buchanans whisky.

Sparkling Whisky Apple Cider

Buchanan’s 12-Year-Old DeLuxe Blended Scotch Whisky is combined with spiced apple cider, maple syrup, and a splash of sparkling mineral water for a delicious after-dinner drink to celebrate the holidays. Pair with: Pumpkin Empanadas
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pomegranate whisky sour with a brie and pomegranate crostini.

Pomegranate Whisky Sour

In the mood for a cup of holly jolly? Well, you’re in luck. This Pomegranate Whisky Sour is a Christmas miracle. The combination of pomegranate juice and freshly squeezed orange juice shaken with a couple of fragrant cloves, agave nectar, and smoky whisky is beyond magical. Pair with: Festive Brie Bruschetta Crostini Appetizer
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cranberry old fashioned with a platter of cranberry jalapeño dip topped crackers.

Cranberry Old Fashioned

I love a good Old Fashioned cocktail, and this Cranberry Old Fashioned is perfect for the holidays! Cranberry simple syrup, whisky, and bitters garnished with sugared cranberries and a candied rosemary sprig for a festive touch. Pair withCranberry Jalapeño Dip
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smokin' gun cocktail with a platter of bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.

Smokin’ Gun

The Smokin' Gun is a smoky favorite that consists of whisky, Aperol, and orange bitters garnished with candied bacon and a dried rosemary sprig that actually smokes when lighted, thus the name Smokin’ Gun. Pair withBacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
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white whisky sangria with chorizo stuffed mushrooms.

White Whisky Sangria

This sangria is garnished with sliced mandarins and pears. The addition of whisky combined with white wine and sparking lemon-lime soda is a lovely holiday combination that your guests will enjoy. Pair with: Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms.
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tablescape with carne asada pizza, tamarindo cowboy shandys, and a bottle of buchanan's whisky.

Tamarindo Cowboy Shandy

When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade—with a tamarind twist. Because even in the coldest months, something tangy definitely hits the spot. Pair with: Carne Asada Taco Pizza.
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pomegranate negroni with sopapilla cheesecake bars.

Pomegranate Negroni

The addition of pomegranate juice is a sweet and tart version of the classic Negroni. This romantic cocktail is perfect for setting the mood on Valentine’s Day. Pair with: Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
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whisky sour with pork green chile fries and a football.

Whisky Sour Limonada

As the name suggests, this cocktail is sour. The flavor is balanced and complemented by the smokiness of the whisky and the sweet simple syrup, so it's not too tart. Pair with: Pork Green Chile Fries
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whisky mai tai with a plate of seafood paella.

Whisky Mai Tai

You might be familiar with the classic rum Mai Tai, well, this is a Whiskey Mai Tai. This tiki drink screams New Orleans and is a perfect cocktail to make during Mardi Gras. Pair with: Easy Seafood Paella
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poke tuna bowls on a table with hibiscus whisky sours and a bottle of buchanan's whisky.

Hibiscus Whisky Sour

This whiskey sour will take you to a tropical paradise. Tangy floral notes compliment a deep crimson red that will even make the non-whiskey drinker want to fiesta. Pair with: Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls.
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flor de pina cocktail on a table with a bottle of buchanan's whisky and a skillet of chicken fajitas.

Flor de Piña

Bright and refreshing, this Flor de Piña ("Pineapple Flower") cocktail is a true happy hour delight. Pair withChicken Fajitas.
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blueberry whisky margaritas with a plate of ceviche tostadas.

Blueberry Whisky Margaritas

Spring your way into a technicolor happy hour with this delightfully refreshing and simply irresistible recipe for my Easy Blueberry Whisky Margaritas! Made in just 5 minutes with 5 ingredients, this gorgeous cocktail is about to revolutionize your 5 o’clock.
Pairs well with: Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas
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green enchiladas with a tall glass of whisky horchata.

Whisky Horchata

Creamy, cinnamon-y, and totally dairy-free, my recipe for Whisky Horchata is a deliciously light and indulgent cocktail that tastes like dessert. Spiked with Buchanan's Whisky and a touch of almond liqueur, your favorite Mexican agua fresca just graduated to happy hour territory.
Pairs well with: Green Shrimp Enchiladas
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copper cup with whisky mule, bottle of Buchanan's whisky, and a platter of sapicon de res tostadas.

Whisky Mule

Bubbly, sweet, and laced with just the right amount of boozy goodness, my Whisky Mules are perfect all year round. Made with just 3 ingredients – ginger beer, Buchanan's whisky, and fresh lime – they're the easy cocktail you should put on happy hour rotation.
Pairs well with: Salpicón de Res
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pineapple whisky spritzer in a short rocks glass next to a serving platter of bacon pineapple guacamole al pastor and homemade tortilla chips, and a bottle of Buchanan's whisky in the background.

Pineapple Whisky Spritzer

Bright, sweet-tart, tropical pineapple juice combines beautifully with Buchanan's smooth, vanilla-apricot flavor profile and a splash of sparkling water in this easy Pineapple Whisky Spritzer. Summer drinking at its finest!
Pairs well with: Bacon Pineapple Guacamole al Pastor
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slider al pastor on a colorful plate with a bottle of buchanan's whisky and a whisky mint julep to the side.

Whisky Mint Julep

Sweet, boozy, minty, and effervescent, Whisky Mint Juleps aren't just for Derby Day. Pour yourself one of these simple cocktails next time you're in need of a refreshing boost!
Pairs well with: Pork Sliders al Pastor
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2 chicken tinga tostadas on a wooden serving board with a strawberry whisky smash and a bottle of buchanan's whisky.

Strawberry Whisky Smash

Get one last taste of summer with my Strawberry Whisky Smash! This fresh, sweet, berry-filled interpretation of the classic is a bright and boozy way to welcome Happy Hour.
Pairs Well With: Chicken Tinga Tostadas
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bucola fernet, whisky and cola cocktail on a table with a serving platter of argentinian skirt steak with chimichurri sauce..


Argentinians love Fernet con Cola so much that it's one of the most-ordered beverages in the country. Here's a slightly boozier twist that incorporates whisky, too. If you're cheering for the pale blue and white stripes in this World Cup, this is the drink for you.
Pairs Well With: Grilled Skirt Steak and Chimichurri Sauce
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plate of brazilian feijoada with a whisky-based caiphirina cocktail.


Show your support for the Brazilian Seleção Canarinho yellow jerseys with this fun twist on the Caipirinha. It's tart, boozy, and oh-so-tasty.
Pairs Well With: Brazilian Feijoada (Black Bean Stew)
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platter of tostones with guacamole and a stemmed glass with a whisky and coffee cocktail.


Boozy, bittersweet, and perfectly caffeinated, this whisky and coffee-spiked cocktail celebrates Costa Rican coffee excellence. If you're rooting for the red jerseys with blue shorts, this dark and moody cocktail is a great way to show your support.
Pairs Well With: Crispy, Spicy Tostones
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plate of alfajores cookies with a hot tea and whisky cocktail in the background with a bottle of buchanan's whisky.


Filled with cinnamon, spice, and everything nice, this whisky-spiked twist on the cinnamon tea-based Ecuadorian cocktail known as a Canelazo is sure to keep you warm and toasty while you root for the bright yellow jerseys.
Pairs Well With: Alfajores Cookies With Dulce De Leche
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serving platter of egg and chorizo breakfast burrito with buchanan's whisky margaritas.

Buchanan’s Margarita

I can't help but cheer for Team Mexico in real time as the World Cup marches on, which means there will be lots of very early morning hooting and hollering. This whisky-based spin on a traditional margarita is the perfect breakfast beverage to get me shouting GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL at the top of my lungs.
Pairs Well With: Egg & Chorizo Breakfast Burritos
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picadillo empanadas on a wooden cutting board next to two collins glasses filled with buchanan's whisky shandy cocktails.


If Uruguay's La Celeste is your chosen team, this bright and boozy whisky, wine and beer combo is made for you. Cheer on the pale blue jerseys while cheers-ing your nearest and dearest with this tasty spin on a summer shandy.
Pairs Well With: Picadillo Empanadas
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