So, this was a new one for me. I was trolling the internet for tequila drink ideas (and pictures of boobs, of course) and came across this little guy. Not to be confused with sangria, sangrita is a spicy, sour, juicy mixture that is served alongside a shot of tequila for easy sippin’. I’d never tried it before and there are evidently two varieties to choose from. One is citrus-based and one tomato-based. I chose to experiment with tomato-based since it seemed more bloody, and therefore more in line with the name, which means “little blood”. It’s….good but kind of weird, honestly, and I think next time I’ll try a citrus-based recipe. Nice thing to know how to make, though, if all you have is tequila and tomatoes and you need to get somebody drunk STAT.Print
A weird little tequila accompaniment
- 1 cup tomato juice (if you want to make it fresh, whiz a pint of cherry tomatoes in the blender and then push through a sieve)
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup orange and/or grapefruit juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Tabasco or hot sauce to taste (several dashes)
- Mix it all together, chill it, and pour into a precious little glass. Serve it with a shot of tequila. A little sip of this, a little sip of that. Before you know it, you’re totally winning that punching contest!