There are elements of all three cocktails in this cocktail recipe that combine to make an incredibly tasty, spicy cocktail made with Tequila. Designed for Cabo Wabo Tequila so that blanco tequila could be featured, the red pepper sangrita margarita reflects the brand’s personality. As soon as you get your pepper mix right, the recipe is easy. It starts with a tomato base, goes sour, then adds a touch of heat with havana hot sauce and lastly adds some savory with a red pepper puree. Pureed red peppers are meant to be mild (the Tabasco makes it spicy). Red bell peppers are an alternative to green bell peppers (available in many stores as well). Put a chile pepper in if you want it to be spicier.
- It is possible to increase or decrease the batch as necessary. As long as the ratio remains 3 parts tomato juice to 1 part each pepper puree and sour mix, you can add or subtract any of the ingredients to taste.
- Containers made of plastic may absorb spices and may leave behind residual flavors or odors. Whenever possible, make sure that this mix is stored in a non-porous container, such as a glass jar. Pepper mix can also be used to make an excellent bloody mary base and will chase well with sangrita.