Sangrita Recipe: A Classic Shot
To make a Sangrita Recipe, start by adding all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Store everything in a clean 1 liter glass bottle and put it in the refrigerator. Once it is cold, you can serve the whole mixture. Remember that this drink is drunk together with another Tequila drink, usually Tequila Blanco. Therefore, we recommend drinking the Sangrita together with a shot of Altos Tequila Plata.
Sangrita is a typical drink made with tequila that is part of the classic Bandera Shot, which is also popular in Mexico, and imitates the colors of the Mexican flag.
The Sangrita Recipe is usually prepared with tomato juice, orange juice and lime juice. The ingredients may vary according to the recipe, and in some cases, salt, chili powder, onion powder or garlic powder may also be included.
Ingredients to Prepare this Sangrita Recipe
To prepare a liter of Sangrita you will need to have the following ingredients on hand:
- 750 ml tomato juice
- 100 ml lime juice
- 100 ml lemon juice
- dash Tabasco
- dash grenadine
- 2 pinch sea salt
- 2 pinch black pepper, ground
- Altos Tequila Plata
How to Make the Sangrita Drink
The recipe for this drink is quite simple, but the end result is very delicious.
To make a Sangrita Mix, start by adding all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Store everything in a clean 1 liter glass bottle and put it in the refrigerator. Once it is cold, you can serve the whole mixture.
Remember that this drink is drunk together with another Tequila drink, usually Tequila Blanco. Therefore, we recommend drinking the Sangrita together with a shot of Altos Tequila Plata.
Also, you can not add the salt directly in the shot and drink it once you drink the shot of tequila. The versatility of this drink makes it unique.
Add Jalapeños for a Much Spicier Sangrita Shot
Since it is a Mexican drink, there are many variations of sangritas recipes depending on where you are from or the type of restaurant you are in. Some people add chiles or hot sauce to theirs; others don’t dare to go that far.
If you want this drink to have even more punch than the original recipe, we opt to add a single slice of jalapeños to each shot of Sangrita. This way, you will notice how this becomes a more than hot drink, not suitable for those who do not tolerate spice too well.
Other Recipes You Have to Try
We have other classic recipes that are up to par with this Sangrita. Classic cocktails that you can’t miss if you’re a fan of tequila:
- Blue Margarita: The Blue Margarita is a refreshing and vibrant cocktail made with tequila, blue curaçao, and lime juice, often served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime.
- Mexican Mule: The Mexican Mule is a spicy twist on the classic Moscow Mule, made with tequila, ginger beer, and lime juice, served in a copper mug and garnished with a slice of lime.
- Tequila Collins: The Tequila Collins is the version of the Tom Collins but made with tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water.
- Altos Margarita: The Margarita is a classic Mexican cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. It can be served frozen or on the rocks, and is a popular choice for happy hours and parties.
Use Olmeca Altos Plata to Accompany the Sangrita Shot
To make the best Sangrita, you need to start with the best tequila.
Altos Plata is our white tequila with several awards granted by the best bartenders around the world (The Tequila Masters 2017 and La Serena Chile 2017). It is made with 100% blue agave, grown at 2,100 meters above sea level in Los Altos, Jalisco. This agave is milled with traditional methods, used since 400 years ago.
As you can see, it is difficult to find a Tequila Blanco for this Sangrita of better quality than Altos Plata. Therefore, if you are thinking of preparing it at home, you can’t miss the authentic taste of Altos Blanco Tequila.