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This savory concoction is the classic accompaniment to a shot of good tequila.


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  • 15 ounces tomato juice

  • 6 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed

  • 6 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed

  • 2 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 2 ounces Tabasco

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved (with seeds)


  1. Add the tomato juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, Tabasco, black peppers, salt and jalapeño pepper into a pitcher and stir until salt dissolves.

  2. Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes, then remove and discard the jalapeño. (The longer the jalapeño infuses, the spicier the Sangrita will be.)

  3. Serve as an accompaniment to a shot of tequila.

  4. Store any remaining Sangrita in the refrigerator.