Sangrita not to be confused with Sangria, Sangrita is something completely different, and there are many different recipes to make Sangrita. Some use tomato juice and others use orange juice as a base. I like to make an orange juice based Sangrita. It is an excellent, non-alcoholic chaser to sip with tequila. Yes, good tequila is meant to be sipped, not chugged. So throw away the tools (salt & lemon) and sip Sangrita and tequila together. I recommend a 100% Agave Tequila. It is your preference as to whether you want a Blanco, Reposado or an Anejo tequila. I personally prefer the Reposados. This recipe has been Stud Muffin approved many times. Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Enjoy!!!
- 2 dried ancho Chiles, cleaned & soaked
- 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 Tbsp. Grenadine
- juice of one lime
Soak chiles in hot water for about 10-15 minutes. Remove stem and seeds and cut into pieces with kitchen scissors. Add to a food processor with remaining ingredients. Whirl until it is mixed well and you see the pepper pieces are tiny. Then strain through a wire mesh strainer. Chill juice overnight.
Enjoy as a chaser, following a sip of your favorite tequila.