Last week, one of our Connecticut liquor distributors offered a special on Herradura Tequila Blanco, a premium tequila made from 100% agave. I purchased a case.
In order to showcase the tequila in an authentic presentation, we decided to pair it with Sangrita. Sangrita is a sweet and spicy chaser that is served in a glass with a salted rim. The Sangrita was placed on a plate next to the shot of Herradura Tequila Blanco with a wedge of lime on the side.
This recipe calls for enough Sangrita to serve a party of 10 alongside a 750-mil bottle of tequila. Or you can keep the Sangrita in the refrigerator and enjoy the drink for several days.
2-cups tomato juice (Sacramento)
3 1/2-cups freshly squeeze orange juice
1/2-cup lime juice
1-Tbsp chili powder
1/2-tsp ground cumin
4-Tbsp finely diced onion
2-tsp finely diced jalapeño chili