This particular version of sangrita, or “little bloody drink,” comes
from Chapala, Mexico, where the bartenders have not succumbed to the
temptation of adding tomato juice to this concoction, as the
norteamericanos do. The bloody color comes from the grenadine, so this
is truly a sweet heat drink that is also salty. Some people take a sip
of tequila after each swallow of sangrita, while others mix one part
tequila to four parts sangrita to make a cocktail.
2 cups orange juice
3/4 cup grenadine syrup
2 teaspoons Mexican hot sauce of choice (or substitute any habanero hot
1 tablespoon salt
Combine all the ingredients in a jar, shake well, and chill.