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Sangrita ('little blood') is the traditional Mexican chaser for tequila. It's a mix of FRESH orange and lime juices with salt and a spicy touch. You can give it the bloody appearance by adding a splash of pomegranate juice - or try using blood oranges when available (they really make it better).

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 -1/4 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the lime juice and onion slice in a bowl, making sure the onion is completely covered with the juice. Allow to soak 2 to 3 hours; remove the onion and discard.

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  • Stir the orange juice, hot sauce, and salt into the lime juice; chill the sangrita before serving.

Tips

Use this easy and authentic sangrita in the popular cocktail called Vampiros Mexicanos (Mexican Vampires).

Nutrition Facts

33 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 46.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2021
Perfect for a Tex-Mex-themed brunch, especially since it can be enjoyed with or without the booze. You can optionally add a tablespoon or so of pomegranate juice, but it just gives it the classic bloody color and doesn't affect flavor much. We tried it three ways: sipping on its own, as a chaser for a shot of tequila, and in Vampiros Mexicanos (recipe from AR) and it was great all three ways. Read More