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Sangrita!

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.

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Sangrita!

A weird little tequila accompaniment

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Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. 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!

Sangrita

2 Comments

  1. Cassie on July 8, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Hey girl, I just watched your new mixed drink vid on youtube (Tuscan Mule Cocktail) and thought you may enjoy this bartender’s tip on a sure-fire hiccup cure.

    A little background first to validate my claim…I tended bar for about 8 years and learned everything I know from my father who was a professional bartender (no shit, Union and all) for close to 40 years. He worked/managed places like the Executive Suite Lounge at JFK Airport (NY) and Gracie Mansion (also NY).

    When a customer complains of hiccups, grab a wedge of lemon and douse it with a few drops of bitters and have them bite down and suck on the fruit. I swear, the hiccups stop immediately. It works every time!

    Just thought this might be a fun tip to share with your viewers during a future mixed drink vid. Your use of bitters in tonight’s vid reminded me of it and I thought you may like it.

    Love your vids! Keep up the good work and post MORE!

    • Hilah Cooking on July 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks, Cassie! That is a new hiccup cure to me. I’ll try it next time.

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