Happy Cinco De Mayo!
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite cocktail creations my 'Sangrita' which combines two of my favorite things! (Sangria + Margarita)
I have had a Half Sangria + Half Margarita before but it was a frozen version. I prefer my drinks on the rocks so I wanted to try to prepare it over ice. I am not going to lie, this cocktail took me quite a few tries before I could perfect the recipe & the coloring!
The trick to getting it to layer is to SHAKE both the Margarita & the Sangria (separately) before pouring them together.
Tip: You can make this cocktail without layering it and it will taste just as good. (trust me!) It will just be entirely pink in color.
Here's the recipe & if you're ambitious how to layer it as well! 😉
You start by making a traditional Margarita
2 oz Tequila
1 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz of Sour Mix
Splash of Lime Juice
Shake & Pour over ice into a Mason Jar
Then you make your Red Sangria
1 oz Red Wine
.5 oz Blackberry Brandy
.5 oz Banana Liqueur
Splash of Orange Juice
Top your Mason Jar off with ice and start to strain & pour your Sangria SLOWLY over your margarita with your bar spoon placed on top of your glass. As you pour, you should see it begin to layer!
Add fresh fruit to the top (Apples, Oranges, Strawberries) & garnish with a Lime Wheel
*Salt Rim Optional