Red Sangrita

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

Red Sangrita.
Photo: © Tina Rupp
6 drinks


  • About 9 ounces blanco tequila

  • 15 ounces tomato juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 jalapeño (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


  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.

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