Sangrita Recipe

Sangrita Recipe

[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

More of an accompaniment than a chaser, this traditional blend of tomato, orange, and lime juices is Zane Lamprey's favorite tequila partner. We added pico de gallo, a combination of chile powder and salt that's traditionally sprinkled on Mexican fruit salad.

Far less acidic and abrasive than the old lime and salt combo, sangrita can be sipped alongside blanco or resposado tequilas.

  • Yield:4, as a chaser
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, reserving squeezed limes to rim glasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pico de gallo (Mexican fruit salad spice), plus more for rimming glasses
  • ice


  1. 1.

    Mix orange juice, tomato juice, lime juice, hot sauce, and pico de gallo in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.

  2. 2.

    Rub rim of serving glasses with lime. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of pico de gallo on a saucer and dip each glass in to coat the rim. Strain sangrita into rimmed glasses. Serve with shots of tequila.