Original Sangrita

Not to be confused with sangria, sangrita is a lovely, sippable juice commonly enjoyed as a tequila chaser in Mexico. Our version here is a little bit of all things delicious – sweet, tart, fruit and smoky, with that signature hint of heat from Cholula® Original Hot Sauce.
5 min

Servings: 3


  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) (2 ounces) fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) (2 ounces) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) fesh lime juice
  • 20 pomegranate seeds
  • 3 fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 3 teaspoons smoked coarse sea salt or sal de gusano, divided
  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) Cholula® Original Hot Sauce
  • Ice


  • 1 Place all ingredients except salt in blender container, with about 1 cup (250 mL) ice cubes. Puree until smooth.
  • 2 Strain twice though a fine mesh sieve, discarding any solids.
  • 3 Rim shot glasses with sea salt. Serve sangrita cold in rimmed shot glasses alongside your favourite tequila.

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