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Red Sangrita.
© Tina Rupp

Red Sangrita

  • SERVINGS: makes 6 drinks
  • MAKE-AHEAD

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

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  1. About 9 ounces blanco tequila
  2. 15 ounces tomato juice
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 jalapeño (with seeds for a spicier drink)
  6. 3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  7. 2 ounces hot sauce
  8. 7 ounces fresh orange juice
  9. 1 1/4 ounces fresh lime juice
  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.