The Story Behind The El Sancho Claus

Eggnog is a holiday classic for a reason. Its creamy texture and seasonal spices make it an ideal comfort drink throughout the season. Rompope, a rum-spiked, eggnog-adjacent beverage, serves as the foundation for Mírate’s El Sancho Claus.

To give this version a savory kick, beverage director Max Reis integrated mushroom-infused Charanda, a Uruapan style rum made in Michoacan, with a high-proof agricole-style Oaxacan rum. Also in the mix is agave-based raicilla from western Jalisco, and a house-made Pasita, a famous Pueblan rum-based raisin liqueur that's typically served alongside salty cheese.


  • 20 jumbo eggs
  • 3 cups Demerara sugar
  • 8 cups heavy cream
  • 5 1/3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups Sol Tarasco Charanda Hongos
  • 1 cup House Pasita*
  • 1 cup Alambique Serrano Rum Blend #2
  • 1 cup Raicilla de Una
  • Garnish: fresh nutmeg


  1. Process the eggs: Crack 5 at a time into a blender and blitz until fully incorporated. Transfer to a large bowl or container (like a Cambro) until all eggs are done.
  2. Whisk in sugar, heavy cream, and whole milk until combined.
  3. Whisk in remaining ingredients until combined.
  4. Seal and store in the refrigerator. Can be aged anywhere from two weeks to two years.
  5. When ready to serve, ladle into individual mugs and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

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Updated: 2023-12-15

*House Pasita Ingredients

  • 2 cups Paranubes Añejo
  • 2 cups Uruapan Añejo
  • 2 cups Gustoso Añejo
  • 2 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/4 ounce Pectinex

*House Pasita Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until raisins are liquified and the blender jar is hot to the touch.
  2. Let sit overnight, or until visibly separated.
  3. Add to Spinzall and spin in batch mode until clear. If you don’t have a Spinzall, pour ingredients through a fine strainer or coffee filter until clear.
  4. Seal and store.
El Sancho Claus