Sangrita, which means “little blood”, is a non-alcoholic complement to a shot of straight tequila blanco. Traditionally, a sangrita is made with tomato juice and spices which are meant to enhance the tequila. But, Sangrita is more than that, as proven during the LA Regional finals of the Tequila Ocho Viva Sangrita! Competition, hosted by the Bon Vivants.
Winners from the regional contests, which took place in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Boston, will be sent to compete in the finals at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in July. The National winner will win a trip to Mexico, to the highlands of Jalisco, to visit the home of Tequila Ocho.
Call it “Mixology 101” and put it in a shopping mall and it doesn’t sound like a craft cocktail bar. Oh! But it IS! The Maestro Salvatore Calabrese and his Conductor Joseph Brooke have created a top-notch drink experience….whether you are a cocktail geek or a weary shopper. Located at the Original Farmers Market, Mixology 101 is located next to its sister restaurant Planet Dailies.