Drinks

La Bandera

Now that Cinco the Mayo is over, we can get back to the real party:  Spring.

We have had some great weather here in Wisconsin and every year I am amazed by the beauty of everything around us coming to life.  You can almost see the plants grow!

I came across this drink recipe in the  cookbook, Mexican Flavors by Hugh Carpenter.  This is what he says about the drink:  “This is the classic Mexican way to taste a good-quality tequila.  The three colores represent the colors of the Mexican flag (la bandera): green, white, and red.”

Since this drink is designed to be savored slowly, you can sit back and take sip after sip, by yourself or with your best friend(s).  And enjoy the season around you!

La Bandera Closeup

La Bandera

(serves 1)

2 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed

2 ounces tequila (use 100% agave añejo/gold tequila)

2 ounces Sangrita (see below)

Place the lime juice, tequila and the Sangrita into three separate glasses.  Sip in that order and repeat.

Sangrita

(makes 2 cups)

4 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed

2 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed

8 ounces tomato juice

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon hot sauce (I used Tapatío)

1 teaspoon salt

In a small pitcher, combine all the ingredients and stir well.  Refrigerate to cool.

3 replies »

  1. Fun! I’ve been making Sangrita Bloody Mary’s for years-they are always a hit at neighborhood gatherings.

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