Dozens of entries. Four winners. One blood-curdling, fan-fueled frightfest.

The first Exotico® Mistico Film Contest was a pumpkin-smashing success. Fan submissions ranged from ghastly ghosts to creepy creatures in the night to true tales of terror. Some submitted pictures. Others toiled at the fright of an empty Exotico Tequila bottle. (Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that last one.)

Short films inspired by winning fan submissions were brought to life on the Social Screen and shared throughout October. Winners were sent a basket of movie night goodies to celebrate their cinematic debuts, to boot. We’ve compiled all the shorts below for you to enjoy, along with dreadfully delicious cocktail recipes to toast to another Halloween season done right.

Thanks to winners Amber Valmonte, Jeff Farris, Ariel Relaford and Desiree Mabe for all the thrills!



The Diablo – The ‘Selfie’ Inspired Cocktail

What you capture may just capture you. Fear has no filter in this self-induced scary story about selfies gone awry. Pair with The Diablo for a truly sinister experience.

1 ½ oz. Exotico® Reposado Tequila

½ oz. Creme de Cassis

½ oz. Lime Juice

3 oz. Ginger Beer


Shake tequila, Creme de Cassis and lime juice over ice. Top off with 3 oz. of ginger beer. Pour contents into a rocks glass and garnish with lime.


Man of the House

Based on a story by Jeff Farris.


Smokin’ Maria – The ‘Man of the House’ Inspired Cocktail

Don’t lose your head of the household in this frightening flick. Have a doubly bloody good time when you watch with a glass of our Smokin’ Maria.

2 oz. Exotico® Reposado Tequila

3 oz. of Bloody Mary Mix

2 Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce

2 Dashes of Chipotle Hot Sauce


Shake all ingredients over ice and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.


The Inheritance 

Based on a story by Ariel Relaford.


Exotico Mule – “The Inheritance” Inspired Cocktail 

You’ll inherit quite a few nightmares with this found-footage last will and testament. Prepare your goosebumps by pairing a showing with our tart and tangy Exotico Mule.

2 oz. Exotico® Reposado

4 oz. Ginger Beer

¾ oz. Lime Juice

Lime Wedge for Garnish


Combine tequila and lime juice in glass, add ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Feel No Pain 

Based on a story by Desiree Mabe.


Iced Tea-quila – The “Feel No Pain” Inspired Cocktail

Our final film is certainly spine-tingling. Tune in for a painfully horrific tale of one patient pushed to the edge. Apply ice to the pain with our lemony Iced Tea-quila.

2 oz. Exotico® Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Lemon Juice

1 oz. Agave Nectar

1½ oz. Tea


Shake ingredients over ice. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.