In Mexico Tequila is traditionally served in “caballitos”, a glass which somewhat resembles an ordinary shot glass, only taller and narrower. It is often accompanied with a glass of Sangrita, a non-alcoholic drink made of orange, tomato and lime juice with Tabasco and Worchestershire sauce. The Tequila and the Sangrita combined somewhat resembles a Bloody Mary, but with a fresher bite.
Sangrita - The modern version
50 cl tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon chinese soya sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
Splash of Worchestershire sauce
5 cl fresh lime juice
Salt and black pepper
If you want to, add 2 table spoons of minced fresh coriander leaves
Blend all ingredients in a pitcher and chill, alternatively stir the ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into chilled shot glasses.
Sangrita - the traditional version
If you can get excellent tomatoes, juicy oranges and lime, you should really try this outstanding sangrita.
1 kg sweet and tasty tomatoes, skin and seeds removed
Juice from 3 sweet oranges
Juice from 2 limes
1 diced shallot
2 tablespoons sugar
4 chili serrano
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until liquid. Chill and serve in shot glasses.