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3-Shot Cocktail ("Bandera and Sangrita")

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 14 servings
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White part:

Tequila, 1-ounce per serving

Green part:

Fresh lime juice, 1-ounce (about 2 tablespoons) per serving

Red part (Sangrita)* (See Cook's Note)

3/4 cups orange juice

3/4 cups regular or spicy tomato juice

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 medium jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped

Pinch salt


  1. White part: Fill tequila shot glasses with tequila.
  2. Green part: Fill tequila shot glasses with lime juice.
  3. Red part: Put all of the ingredients for the sangrita in a blender and process until smooth. Fill tequila shot glasses with sangrita.
  4. Each guest is served 1 shot of each part or color to sip.

Cook’s Note

Inspired by the colors of the Mexican flag, this drink is served in 3 separate shot glasses consisting of tequila (white), fresh lime juice (green), and sangrita (red)-a spicy tomato-based chaser. Each serving requires 1-ounce each of tequila, lime juice, and sangrita. The sangrita part of this recipe will make enough for 14 (1-ounce) shots. Sangrita can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.