Sangrita is a traditional drink of Mexico which features tomatoes, oranges along with spice and lime. It always features Tequila. It seems to me that the name is a play on the combination of the fresh flavors of sangria and the Tequila-based cocktail which is a Margarita. I agree that there isn't any wine in here - but Sangria's name comes from the blood red color of the drink. In Spanish, "sangria" means "bloody". So you definitely have the sangria color here, the Margarita's kick, and a delicious flavor!

This recipe makes a big batch, suitable for storing in the fridge for future use, or sharing with friends at a party!


1 lb tomatoes
1/2 cup orange juice
4 Tbsp lime juice
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
6 small fresh green chilies, seeded and chopped


Prepare a large bowl or pitcher. Peel, seed, and chop the tomatoes. Alternately if you want the easy version, just pour in 16oz of tomato juice. Add in the orange juice, lime juice, onion and sugar. Carefully seed and chop the chilies and add them in. Blend until smooth.

Chill thoroughly or add in ice cubes. You do NOT mix in the Tequila. Rather you pour two glasses per person - one of the tomato blend and one of the Tequila. You drink one, then the other, alternating between the two. You don't glug or shoot them or chase them, it is two separate drinks.

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Note: I created these sangria recipes and have had them online for years. If you find similar sangria recipes elsewhere, it's because someone copied my idea. I do appreciate it when visitors write in to warn me about the plagiarism - but usually there's not much I can do about it! What's really funny is when they copy my design right down to my sangria pitcher. That's a bit much :)

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