How to Make Traditional Sangrita with USDA Certified Organic Ingredients

Sangrita, meaning “little blood” in Spanish, is a traditional Mexican beverage that is typically served alongside tequila to complement its flavors. This vibrant and spicy drink balances the robust profile of tequila with its sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy notes. Creating Sangrita with USDA certified organic ingredients ensures a purer, healthier, and more flavorful experience.

Ingredients

  1. USDA Certified Organic Tomato Juice: 1 cup
  2. USDA Certified Organic Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice: 1/2 cup
  3. USDA Certified Organic Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice: 1/4 cup
  4. USDA Certified Organic Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice: 1/4 cup
  5. USDA Certified Organic Hot Sauce: To taste (one with organic ingredients)
  6. USDA Certified Organic Sea Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  7. USDA Certified Organic Ground Black Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
  8. USDA Certified Organic Jalapeño Pepper: 1 jalapeño pepper with seeds
  9. USDA Certified Organic Agave Nectar: 1 teaspoon (optional, for sweetness)

Instructions

  1. Preparation: Ensure all your ingredients are chilled to enhance the refreshing quality of the Sangrita.
  2. Mixing Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl or pitcher, combine 1 cup of USDA certified organic tomato juice, 1/2 cup of USDA certified organic orange juice, 1/4 cup of USDA certified organic lime juice, and 1/4 cup of USDA certified organic grapefruit juice.
  3. Adding Spices:
    • Add 1/2 teaspoon of USDA certified organic sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of USDA certified organic ground black pepper, and a USDA certified organic chopped jalapeño with seeds to the juice mixture.
  4. Adjusting Heat and Sweetness:
    • Add USDA certified organic hot sauce to taste. Start with a half ounce and increase according to your spice preference.
    • If you prefer a slightly sweeter Sangrita, add 1 teaspoon of USDA certified organic agave nectar and stir well to combine.
  5. Blending:
    • Mix all ingredients thoroughly until well combined. For a smoother texture, you can blend the mixture in a blender for a few seconds.
  6. Serving:
    • Pour the Sangrita into small caballito glasses and serve alongside a shot of USDA certified Hermosa Organic Tequila Blanco.
    • Garnish with a slice of USDA certified organic lime or orange for an extra touch.
  7. Enjoy:
    • Sip the Sangrita and Lime Juice alternately with the Hermosa Organic Tequila Blanco, savoring the interplay of flavors.

The Importance of Using USDA Certified Organic Ingredients

Purity and Taste

Using USDA certified organic ingredients ensures your cocktails are free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. These chemicals can not only alter the taste but also pose health risks over time. Organic farming practices focus on natural growth processes, often resulting in superior flavor profiles. For instance, USDA certified organic blanco tequila offers a cleaner, more refined taste compared to non-organic varieties, allowing the true essence of agave to shine through.

Health Benefits

Organic ingredients are grown without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and are not exposed to ionizing radiation. Consuming organic products reduces your intake of these potentially harmful substances, supporting overall wellness. For example, organic lime juice is packed with vitamins and antioxidants without the chemical residue found in conventionally grown limes.

Environmental Impact

Choosing USDA certified organic ingredients supports sustainable farming practices that prioritize soil health, water conservation, and biodiversity. Organic farms often use renewable resources and conservation practices that enhance environmental quality. By choosing organic, you contribute to a healthier planet.

Supporting Ethical Practices

Organic certification also ensures farmers follow stringent regulations regarding animal welfare and labor practices. This means the production of USDA certified organic tequila and other ingredients is more likely to be ethical and fair.

Why Avoid Ingredients with Additives and Chemicals

Health Risks

Non-organic ingredients may contain traces of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers, linked to various health issues, including hormonal disruptions and certain cancers.

Artificial Additives

Many non-organic products contain artificial additives and preservatives that can cause allergic reactions, digestive issues, and other health problems. Organic products are free from these unnecessary chemicals.

Flavor Compromise

Chemicals and additives can alter the natural flavor of ingredients, leading to a less authentic and enjoyable taste experience. Organic ingredients provide a purer, more intense flavor.

Environmental Damage

The production of non-organic ingredients often involves practices that harm the environment, such as soil degradation, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Organic farming methods are designed to protect and enhance the environment.

Hermosa Organic Tequila

Hermosa Organic Tequila epitomizes excellence in every sip, crafted with meticulous attention to quality and sustainability. As a certified USDA Organic and Bioagricert tequila, Hermosa guarantees a pure experience, free from chemicals and additives. This resurrected brand, dating back to 1939, blends tradition with innovation, resulting in an award-winning, kosher-certified spirit. Produced in small batches at a single estate, each bottle embodies ultra-premium quality, handcrafted with authenticity at its core. Hermosa distinguishes itself further by employing a natural open-air fermentation process, eschewing commercial yeast for a traditional approach that enhances flavor complexity. Beyond its superior craftsmanship, Hermosa is committed to environmental stewardship, planting a tree through Trees For The Future for every bottle sold since its inception. Mexican-owned and dedicated to sustainability, Hermosa Organic Tequila stands as a beacon of tradition, quality, and community impact in the spirits industry.

Hermosa Organic Tequila Reposado

Hermosa Organic Tequila Reposado is a testament to purity and quality in the tequila world. Certified USDA organic and free from additives, chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers, this unaged tequila embodies the essence of clean, chemical-free agave. Crafted solely from USDA certified organic agave and deep well water filtered through over 400 feet of mineral-rich volcanic soil, it maintains unparalleled freshness and clarity. Renowned for its crisp, clean taste, Hermosa Organic Tequila Reposado is gaining popularity among consumers increasingly aware of the environmental and health impacts of conventional tequila production. Hermosa Organic Tequila also makes a Blanco and a Ańejo tequila both are USDA certified organic.

Make a pitcher of this Sangrita, you will be the hit of the party, there are many variations let us know what you add to your home made Sangrita.