Don’t confuse sangrita with the Spanish-style wine punch sangria—it’s completely different. All sangrita recipes—and there are many—include fresh citrus juice (lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit, alone or in combination) balanced with a hint of hot sauce, salt, and acidity in the form of tomato juice or tomatillo. Think of a drinkable salsa.
- 5 ounces tomato juice
- 3 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice, or a combination
- Pinch kosher salt, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce such as Tapatio
Stir together all the ingredients and serve in shot glasses at room temperature with no ice.
Substitute orange juice for the lemon juice.
Substitute raw tomatillos, pureed and strained, for the tomato juice.
This recipe serves 4.