photo by The Episodic Eater
Sangrita is the proper accompaniment to straight shots of tequila. Serve it alongside tequila and match, sip for sip. Grenadine, a sweet, red, pomegranate-flavored syrup, adds color and sweetness to this potent chaser.
Makes 18 shots
2 1/4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
5 tablespoons grenadine syrup*
1 generous teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process or whisk in a bowl until blended. Refrigerate. Serve cold in shot glasses with corresponding shots of tequila.
Tip: Slamming back shots of tequila is definitely not the way to go. Try slowly sipping tequila with Sangrita to really appreciate how delicious tequila can be.
*You can make your own Grenadine by heating 2 cups pomegranate juice (POM is a good choice) in a pot until it just starts to boil. Add 2 cups sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 drops of Fee Bros orange blossom water. Cool and store until needed.