The Chimayó Cocktail (using Tanglewood’s Apple Pie)

This signature New Mexico drink goes back to the 60’s when Arutro Jaramillio created the drink because of the plentiful amount of apples from the orchards in the Chimayó valley. He began serving the drink at his restaurant, Rancho de Chimayó in Chimayó, New Mexico where it became popularized. This cocktail is one of New Mexico’s best kept secrets and we’ll show you exactly how to make this crisp, refreshing beverage. 

Not too strong and not too light, the Chimayó is the perfect buzz, just slightly stronger than a glass of wine. Using our 2021 season batch of Tanglewood Winery’s Apple Pie wine mixed with tequila, and a few other ingredients you can’t go wrong with this crisp cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila 
  • 1/4 ounce crème de cassis liqueur
  • 1 ounce Apple Pie wine
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed-lemon juice
  • Apple slices, for garnish


  1. Gather all of the ingredients.

  2. Fill a low-ball glass with ice.

  3. Squeeze half a lemon into a small bowl, measure ½ ounce, and pour into the glass.

squeezing lemon into a small bowl for chimayo cocktail

4. Using your favorite tequila (we used Mi Campo!) pour 1 ½ ounces into the glass.

pouring tequila into chimayo cocktail glass

5. Pour ¼ ounce of crème de cassis into the glass.

pouring creme de cassis in cocktail glass

6. Pour 1 ounce of Apple Pie wine into the glass

pouring apple pie wine into chimayo cocktail glass

7. Stir well.

stirring ingredients into cocktail glass

8. Garnish with apple slices. Serve and enjoy.

garnishing chimayo cocktail with apple slice garnish

On a hot summer day, have your friends over and share a glass of this delicious drink!

Excited to make this recipe? Stock up on the Apple Pie wine at our online store or come to the winery and purchase a few bottles of Apple Pie while you enjoy a beautiful night in the tasting room. 

final product of chimayo cocktail with apple pie wine





Written by Tanglewood Winery