Sangrita

Sangrita

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  • Prep: 1 hr 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

In central and southern Mexico, good-quality tequila is traditionally sipped with a fresh juice and spice blend that is called ‘Sangrita.’  This sweet and piquant mixture helps tame the fiery character of the tequila, and smooth its edges.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 ounces tequila (blanco or reposado)

Directions

  1. Place the lime juice, onion, hot sauce, seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper in a blender, and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer the lime juice mixture to a pitcher and then stir in the tomato and orange juice. Place the Sangrita in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill.
  3. Pour the prepared Sangrita and tequila into 2 separate shot glasses, and alternate between sipping the two drinks.

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