This recipe appears in:Ditch the Salt and Lime: Sangrita Is What Your Tequila Needs
Chasing a shot of tequila with lime is routine. But with good tequila, the best way to enjoy it is not as a shot, but sipped with sangrita—a bright, tart, spicy fruit drink—on the side. While the original was made with sour oranges and pomegranate, this one blends bitter grapefruit juice with honey and smoky chipotle chili powder. The combination is deep, complex, and perfect alongside a high-quality silver tequila.
- 2 ounces (60ml) fresh juice from 1 red grapefruit
- 1/2 ounce (15ml) fresh juice from 1 lime
- 1/2 ounce (15ml) honey
- Pinch chipotle chili powder
- Kosher salt
In a small bowl, combine grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey, and chipotle chili powder and stir until honey is thoroughly combined. Season very lightly with salt, then taste and adjust any ingredients as desired. Chill in the refrigerator or by stirring with ice briefly and then straining. Serve in a shot glass alongside a good-quality silver tequila.