Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Mexico in observance when Mexican troops in the state of Puebla were victorious over a larger French army in 1862.
In the United States the fifth of May is a day to celebrate all things Mexican. A large part of the celebration in the US means consuming plenty of Mexican beer and tequila. Most of the tequila consumed is inexpensive shots chased by beer.
In Mexico they have a more refined way to drink their national spirit. Tequila lovers’ pair their shot of tequila with a shot of sangrita (little blood) a non-alcoholic drink meant to sip with tequila, especially Tequila Blanco. Sangrita is a shot made of citrus juices spiced with chile pepper that compliment the citrus and spice associated with high quality tequila.
Casa Noble Crystal Tequila is the perfect tequila to sip and enjoy with a shot of sangrita this Cinco de Mayo and beyond. Casa Noble Crystal is made with 100% agave and is triple distilled for extra smoothness.
Sangrita a drink made with orange juice, lime juice, pomegranate juice and chile ancho powder. Tomato juice has replaced pomegranate juice in many recipes. The chile ancho adds some fire and smokiness to the sangrita. Experiment to see which is your favorite type of sangrita, recipes for both follow. Fresh squeezed juices are the best, but pomegranate juice can be purchased. Hot sauce can also be substituted for chile powder.
The most important thing is the tequila. Make sure Casa Noble Crystal Tequila is your tequila of choice to sip with your sangrita. You can even add a bottle of Corona to sip on after the sangrita.
So this Cinco de Mayo sip on a shot of Casa Noble Crystal, then a sip of sangrita followed by a sip of Corona.
Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Sangrita Recipe 1
4 TSP Fresh OJ
2 TSP Fresh Lime Juice
2 TSP Bottled Pomegranate Juice
1/2 tsp. Ancho Chile powder
Sangrita Recipe 2
4TSP Fresh Tomato Juice
2TSP Fresh OJ
1TSP Fresh Lime Juice
1/2tsp. Ancho Chile Powder
For both recipes just blend all of the ingredients well together.