Save the fancy crystal. Put away the shiny silver shaker. Bring some flavor to your bar by shaking up a Cantarito. A Cantarito isn’t glitzy or fussy. So much so that it’s hard even to call it a “cocktail.” It’s a drink with character and moxie. And if you haven’t experienced the sheer joy of trying a Cantarito recipe, let us show you ours.
#NationalTequilaDay is July 24! 🙌 Celebrate with the Cantarito, a local favorite in Jalisco, #Mexico where Azuñia's #organic agave is grown. Recipe: 2 oz Azuñia Blanco Organic Tequila 1 oz Azuñia Organic Agave Nectar 1/2 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice 1/4 oz Grapefruit Juice 1/4 oz Orange Juice Dash of Sea Salt Grapefruit Soda. . Method: Combine all ingredients, except Squirt® and sea salt, in ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Add a dash of sea salt to the bottom of the glass and pour contents of shaker into glass. Top off with grapefruit soda…Azuñia! 🍋🍸 . . .
It’s All About the Cups
When we say that you don’t need a glass for this Cantarito recipe, that doesn’t mean you’ll be drinking straight from the bottle. Nor does it mean you won’t be stirring things up. The Cantarito is a down-to-earth drink served in a clay cup, also known as a “jarrito.” A good Cantarito starts with the perfect vessel.
The clay cups have been used in Latin American countries in bars and at roadside stands. The ceramic jars of varying sizes (individual up to “serves a whole table”) keep your drinks colder for a longer time, and when it’s hot outside, you want a cool drink. Did we mention how cool they look? Drinking out of one of these gives you instant authentic credibility.
The Real Deal: Cantarito de Amatitán Recipe
Not only is the cup fun to drink out of, the drink is entertaining to make up. It’s even more enjoyable to watch the masters at work. If you haven’t to Amatitán, where Azuñia is grown, distilled and bottled, then you haven’t seen the magic that is Cantaritos El Guero. They take the simple traditional Cantarito de Amatitán recipe of orange, grapefruit, and lime juices, tequila, and grapefruit soda and make a performance out of the mixing.
While the traditional Cantarito recipe is a fan favorite, don’t be afraid to experiment. Serve up your favorite margarita or even a tequila Paloma in the iconic cup. You can even skinny up the Cantarito with a recipe from our favorite Skinny Girl. No matter what you serve in it, we guarantee that what you serve it in will be the biggest hit of the night.
More Drinks to Mix
For more recipe ideas, check out our Cocktail page. We have a tasty tequila drink for every cup on your shelf.
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