The Story Behind The Cantarito
This tequila-based drink is traditionally made in the bars and cafés of Jalisco, Mexico. It’s most often served in a small clay pot called a jarrito, which is intended to keep the drink colder for longer — even on the most sweltering days. But if you’re in a pinch, a Tom Collins glass or your favorite mug will do the trick.
- 2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 ounces grapefruit soda
- Garnish: lime wedge
- Fill a highball glass or clay cup with ice.
- Add the tequila, juices, salt, and soda and stir.
- Garnish with lime wedge.
- *Note: If using jarritos, be sure to soak them in water first and dry before use.