Red Sangrita

In Mexico, sangrita is traditionally served well chilled and accompanied by a good tequila served neat.

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  • Servings: makes 6 drinks


  • About 9 ounces blanco tequila
  • 15 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 jalapeƱo (with seeds for a spicier drink)
  • 3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces hot sauce
  • 7 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/4 ounces fresh lime juice

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large container, combine all of the ingredients except the tequila and stir until the salt is dissolved. Let stand for 15 minutes (30 minutes for a spicier drink). Discard the jalapeño and refrigerate the sangrita until chilled, about 2 hours. Stir well and pour into rocks glasses. Serve with shots of tequila alongside.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published November 2010

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