The Tipsy Gypsies recently discovered this amazing drink in Guadalajara, Mexico. We would describe Cazuela as something between a traditional Margarita and Sangria, but much lighter. If you love tequila, refreshing and low sugar cocktails you will definitely love this drink.
Cazuela originally is a popular dish, similar to a stew, served across the latin Americas. Its name comes from the cazuela cooking pot (a shallow terra cotta dish with a wide opening). Some genius decided to throw some fresh fruit with tequila into the pot, making this delicious drink and its been tequila heaven ever since!!!
Serves 6 people (or two Tipsy Gypsies)
Fresh squeezed juice from 1 grapefruit
Fresh squeezed juice from 2 oranges
Fresh squeezed juice from 2-3 limes
3-4 cups of tequila blanco
Fresh cut slices of oranges, grapefruit, lime (one of each)
Fresca, Squirt, *Jarritos or other Grapefruit Soda (about 5-6 cups)
* Jarritos is a traditional Mexican soda and it can be found in the USA in Hispanic grocery stores, but if you can't find it you can use any other grapefruit soda or even a lemon soda.
Salt, chile spice (optional)
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients: juices, sliced fruit, tequila, ice and top it with some grapefruit soda.
Serve the drink in a cazuela or other shallow dish with a straw. Decorate the rim of the cazuela dish with salt and chile. First cut a lime and rub it on the rim of the cazuela dish. Then dip the rim of your cazuela in a mixture of salt and chile.