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Sangrita is a traditional Mexican chaser for tequila, combining the zesty flavors of orange juice, tomato juice, lime, and a spicy kick of hot sauce. It’s not just a beverage but a cultural experience, enhancing the taste of tequila with its spicy, tangy profile.

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2 delicious sangrita drinks


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Non Alcoholic Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: sangrita
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Spicy Mexican chaser for sipping with tequila.


  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers seeded and finely chopped
  • 1-2 hot sauce dashes such as Tabasco
  • 1 tsp grenadine or sugar for sweetness


  • In a large pitcher, combine all of the ingredients except for the ice. Stir well to combine.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning as needed. If you prefer a sweeter drink, add a teaspoon of grenadine or sugar.
  • Chill the sangrita in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • When ready to serve, fill a shot glass with tequila and a separate shot glass with the sangrita.
  • Sip the tequila, then follow with a sip of the sangrita. The flavors should balance each other out nicely.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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