Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a sangrita cocktail (recipe)

Bohemia Sangrita

Makes 4 cocktails

Recipe by Rick Bayless

3/4 cup pomegranate juice, cold

3/4 cup Bohemia beer, cold

1/2 cup orange juice concentrate (thawed but not diluted)

2 teaspoons Frontera Chipotle Hot Sauce

1. Combine all the ingredients in a small pitcher and mix well.

2. Serve in small cordial or shot glasses alongside a separate glass of ultra-premium tequila like Herradura Silver

3. Enjoy by alternately sipping the Bohemia Sangrita and tequila.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Bohemia and Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma.

September 15th kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month (which lasts until October 15) which marks the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico's day of independence is September 16 (not Cinco de Mayo) and Chile's is on September 18.

Needless to say, this has got me in the mood for some Mexican and Latin fare (and libations), so I wanted to share this tasty Mexican-inspired drink recipe, the Bohemia Sangrita. I'm also excited about this recipe because it's by one of my favorite chefs in the entire world, the man responsible for elevating the status of Mexican cuisine in the United States: Chef Rick Bayless.

This recipe combines Bohemia beer, a German pilsener style Mexican brew, with pomegranate and orange juices. Don't be put off because it contains beer — it's almost like a "beermosa" (but much classier). This drink also goes down nicely when paired with a shooter of good silver tequila.

Recipe below.

Do you know of any other creative Latin- or Mexican-inspired cocktails? Please share in the comment box below.

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