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Sangrita

Sangrita 8.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post

Aug 20, 2008

This spicy drink (its name translates to "little blood") is usually served neat beside a glass or snifter of neat tequila; each is sipped intermittently. If you put lime wedges in a third glass, the presentation is called a "bandera" (flag) because it echoes the green, white and red of the Mexican flag. Hundreds of variations on sangrita, both commercial and homemade, are served throughout Mexico.


Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 9 ounces tomato juice
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce grenadine
  • 10 dashes Worcestershire sauce or Angostura bitters
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chili powder

Directions

Place the juices, the grenadine and the Worcestershire sauce or bitters in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Add dashes of salt, pepper and chili powder to taste. The mixture may be refrigerated for about a week. Serves eight.


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Recipe Source

This recipe comes from the Hotel Quinta Real in Guadalajara (as adapted by Imbibe Magazine, March-April 2007).

Tested by Leigh Lambert.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 27


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 182mg 8%

Total Carbohydrates: 7g 2%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 1g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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