About The Sangrita Cocktail

This savory concoction is the classic accompaniment to a shot of good tequila. It's a savory blend of citrus, peppers and hot sauce. Intrigued? Try the Sangrita recipe below.

Ingredients in the The Sangrita Cocktail

  • 2 oz Lime juice
  • 6 to 8 oz Orange juice
  • 6 to 8 oz Grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 oz Tomato juice
  • 2 oz Tabasco Sauce or Cholula Hot Sauce
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, halved (with seeds)

How to make The Sangrita Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a pitcher and stir until the salt dissolves. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes and then remove and discard the jalapeño. (The longer the jalapeño infuses, the spicier the Sangrita will be.) Store in the refrigerator. Serve as an accompaniment to shots of tequila.

Other Information

Watch advisory board member Jacques Bezuidenhout make a proper Sangrita in our How to Cocktail video.

Spirits used in The Sangrita Cocktail

Cocktail Profile

Base Spirit:
Cocktail Type:
Cholula, Tabasco


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