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Sangrita is the traditional chaser for shots of tequila. This recipe comes from Arunas Bruzas, the bartender at the Adobo Grill in Chicago. Cocktail Party Recipes

Arunas Bruzas
June 2003

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Credit: © Eric Piasecki

Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Yield:
MAKES 4 CHASERS
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut two 3 1/2-inch lengths from each of the cucumbers to use as cups. Peel the pieces, leaving a 1 1/2-inch band of peel at one end of each. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds, stopping just before reaching the bottom. Refrigerate the cups for at least 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, toast the ancho chile over moderate heat until it begins to blister, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer the ancho to a work surface to cool.

  • In a blender, combine the orange, tomato and lime juices with the onion and Worcestershire sauce; crumble in the toasted ancho and puree. Strain through a coarse sieve. Season the sangrita with salt and pepper and chill for 20 minutes.

  • Pour the sangrita into the cucumber cups and serve.

Make Ahead

The sangrita can be refrigerated overnight.

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