Sangrita la Lucinda


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...I store homemade sangritas in the fridge in bottles that once held tequila. I must admit, my sangrita is always the hit of a party, leaving guests begging for the recipe and attempting to discern the ingredients. It's simple to make!

Notes: I love a glass of this non-alcoholic wake-me-up for breakfast or a midday pick-me-up. Use less salsa for less incendiary sangrita. For a fiesta presentation, chill bottles of red Sangrita La Lucinda, yellow Sangrita Amarilla, and a green version, Sangrita Verdecita, in an ice bucket, along with a bottle of tequila blanco or reposado. Let guests choose their favorite sangrita to sip with a shot of tequila.

Super easy

Sangrita la Lucinda


For 3 Person(s)


  • 4 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups 100% natural pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice, preferably from Mexican limes
  • 8 ounces commercially bottled Salsa Valentina or Salsa Tamazula or homemade Salsa Puya
  • Salt or Cantina Classic Sal de Sangrita, to taste

Sangrita la Lucinda Directions

  1. Mix ingredients together and chill overnight or longer (it just gets better). Adjust flavorings al gusto (to taste) for the perfect balance. Serve chilled in shot glasses to accompany shots of tequila blanco or reposado. Sangrita keeps for more than a week refrigerated.