Sangrita is not a very popular drink. It is known to die-hard tequila lovers only. Don’t get yourself confused with Sangria, they are totally different. Even sangrita is not an alcoholic beverage, just a cocktail of fruit-vegetable juices with a sweet, strong flavor. Only experienced tequila consumers can express the feeling that how much this sangrita makes tequila flavorsome. Whenever I think about sangrita,
there is another name popped in mind,Bobby Flay. From Bobby flay sangrita recipe, I have come to know that sangrita can be prepared at home too. I didn’t know either that they are so easy to prepare. The mixed flavor is not so easy to break through what’s it made by. Anyways, there are also variations of this fruity-tangy drink. Let’s see the recipes along with Bobby Flay’s one.
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Bobby Fly’s Sangrita Recipe:
Bobby Flay’s savory tangy recipe of Sangrita beats every sangrita recipe. Though we can’t find the origin of Sangrita, the Mexican flavor is considered as traditional. In this recipe, Bobby Flay has used a good number of spices and sauce. The sweetness is equally balanced with guajillo chile salsa. Here, I have written recipes of necessary ingredients too that can be prepared at home. Let’s prepare the Sangrita to enjoy your favorite tequila with a level up.
- 32 ounces of tomato juice
- 2 cups of fresh orange juice
- 1 cup of Herradura Blacon tequila (You can use another brand too)
- 1 cup of fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup of agave juice
- 5 dashes of Tabasco hot pepper sauce
- 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup of caramelized Spanish onion (see the recipe)
- 3 tbsp. of guajillo chile salsa (see the recipe)
- 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp. of kosher salt
- Ice cubes
- Lemon wedges
- Lime slices
Step 1: Take a glass ewer, and pour 32 ounces of tomato juice, 2 cups of fresh orange juice, 1 cup of tequila, 1 cup of lime juice, 1/4 cup of agave juice, 5 dashes of hot pepper sauce, 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce, caramelized onion, 3 tbsp. of chile salsa, and 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper.
Step 2: Combine all the ingredients with a bar spoon finely.
Step 3: Cover the ewer with a plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator for chilling for at least 2 hours.
Step 4: In a shallow plate, mix up the Kosher salt, and smoked paprika.
Step 5: Take pony glasses, and dampen the rim of the pony glasses with a lemon wedge, dipping into the salt-paprika mixture.
Step 6: Put 2ice cubes into the glass. Pour the cold fresh sangrita.
Garnish the sangrita with lime slices. sprinkling a pinch of the salt-paprika mixture. The spiciness along with the sweetness hits so hard that you really feel heavenly sipping it after a tequila shot.
Guajillo Chilie Salsa Recipe:
To prepare a sangrita recipe, it is a vital ingredient. And, if you don’t want to buy it, you can just prepare it at home. This Mexican sauce can be stored and used in other recipes like chili, sangria, hot wings, etc. Let’s learn the recipe.
- 6 dried guajillo peppers
- 1/2 tsp of olive oil
- 1 small green onion, finely chopped
- 2/3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 1/4 tsp of cumin
Step 1: Over medium heat, you need to dry fry the dried guajillo peppers for 6/7 minutes or until slightly puffing up.
Step 2: Transfer to a bowl, and fill them up with hot boiling water.
Step 3: Let the fried pepper soak into hot water for 30 minutes.
Step 4: When they become soft, transfer to a food processor to blend them finely. Reserve the water for further use.
Step 5: Pour the olive oil over medium-low heat, sauté chopped onions for 5 minutes, or until tender.
Step 6: Add minced garlic, and cook them for another 3 minutes or until garlic-fragrant.
Step 7: Now, transfer the onion-garlic mixture to the food processor with pepper.
Step 8: Sprinkle some salt, cumin. Pour the reserved soaking water as needed. Blend until fully processed. If it gets thicker, add more water to thin out.
Step 9: Strain the sauce with a mesh strainer, and your salsa is ready.
Caramelized Onion Recipe:
You need to learn the recipe, because you won’t find it at the market. You can prepare it in no time. As it will need a little for sangrita, I’m giving directions as directs.
- 2 large onions (Any type), finely chopped
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 2 tsp of Balsamic vinegar
Step 1: Pour olive oil over low heat. Then add butter for extra flavor.
Step 2: When the butter is fully melted, sauté onions for 5 minutes.
Step 3: After that, sprinkle a pinch of salt over onions. Stir, and add sugar. It helps to caramelize faster.
Step 4: Cook the onions for 20 minutes or until they get stickier, and turn into dark brown color.
Step 5: To add additional flavor, add the vinegar.
Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge for 2 weeks.
Easy Mexican Sangrita Recipe:
From sangrita saloon, I have found an easy recipe for sangrita. This one is easier to prepare and super tangy. If you need to prepare sangrita quickly and have to serve to guests as well, then you should go for this recipe, rather than skipping it.
Ingredients We Need:
- 6 ounces of tomato juice
- 5 ounces of orange juice
- 1 ounce of lemon or lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 dashes of Tabasco
- 1/4 tsp of salt
How to Make Sangrita:
Step 1: Take out a pitcher to prepare the Sangrita.
Step 2: Pour 6 ounces of tomato juice, 5 ounces of orange juice, 1 ounce of lime juice, 2 dashes Tabasco, and a pinch of salt. With a bar spoon, combine the ingredients well.
Step 3: Strain with a mesh strainer into the pony glasses.
Serve this sangrita or tomato drink with tequila of your preferences.
With sangrita, you can feel the real taste of having tequila. Don’t deprive yourself while you are having your favorite tequila at home. Prepare the sangrita with recipes written above, and let us know how it was.