Try Our Cantarito Recipe – The Least Fancy Drink You’ll Ever Desire

Cantarito Recipe
Jared Vallon, GM of Florent Restaurant & Lounge enjoying a Cantarito in Amatitán, Mexico.

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.

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.

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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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You can find Azuñia tequilas at fine restaurants, bars, and retailers across the country.

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