This particular version of sangrita, or “little bloody drink,” comes from Chapala, Mexico, where the bartenders have not succumbed to the temptation of adding tomato juice to this concoction, as the norteamericanos do. The bloody color comes from the grenadine, so this is truly a sweet heat drink that is also salty. Some people take a sip of tequila after each swallow of sangrita, while others mix one part tequila to four parts sangrita to make a cocktail.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 3/4 cup grenadine
- 2 tbsp Habanero hot sauce or hot sauce of your choice
- 1 tbsp salt
- Combine all the ingredients in a jar, shake well, and chill.
Heat Scale: However hot you like it, cowboy
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