Sangrita Cocktail

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This classic Sangrita Cocktail recipe, a tomato-juice based tequila drink, has Mexican roots. It’s the perfect brunch cocktail alternative to a Bloody Mary.

Sangrita Cocktail with lime


If you’re familiar with traditional Mexican food, you may have heard of Sangrita before. It’s known as a traditional Mexican drink served as a chaser to high end tequila brands. The basic sangrita drink does not contain any alcohol. It’s a blend of juices and spices meant to sip alongside your tequila. The Sangrita Cocktail has tequila built-in to the beverage, so it’s all-in-one enjoyment!

Sangrita Cocktail

How to make a Sangrita Cocktail:

You’ll combine your favorite tequila with tomato, orange and lime juices. Then you’ll add a tiny bit of grenadine, Tabasco sauce and soy sauce. It’s all poured over ice and stirred to combine. When ready to drink, you’ll want to squeeze a fresh lime wedge and drop it into your Sangrita Cocktail.

What kind of tequila is best to use for this cocktail?

Your favorite! It’s recommended that you use a higher quality brand so you can really fully enjoy this cocktail. But if you have a specific type of tequila that you love, go for that!

Sangrita Cocktail

Substitutions and Variations:

If you search for Sangrita Cocktail recipes on the internet, you are most likely to find some pretty different variations!  Try using Clamato juice, grapefruit juice, all orange and lime juices, stir in sugar to make it sweet, and incorporate cucumber in place of the lime. It’s all a matter of taste, so you can experiment with flavors until you come up with the right combination of what you like best.

This is a great cocktail to serve for brunch (in place of the iconic Bloody Mary). And it’s also a refreshing warm-day cocktail. Enjoy!

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Sangrita Cocktail

A classic!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 182kcal
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword sangrita


  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 3 tablespoons chilled tomato juice
  • 3 tablespoons chilled orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grenadine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 wedge fresh lime


  • In a tall glass, combine the tequila, tomato juice, orange juice, lime juice, grenadine, tabasco, and soy sauce. Add 5 or 6 ice cubes and stir to blend. Squeeze the lime wedge into the cocktail and serve immediately.


  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of soy sauce that is GF.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 204mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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