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Cantarito Cocktail

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The Cantarito Cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing Mexican drink that combines tequila, citrus juices, and grapefruit soda. Served in a clay pot or glass with a Tajín-seasoned rim, it is a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors.

The mix of grapefruit, orange, and lime juices, along with a pinch of salt, highlights the earthy notes of tequila, while the grapefruit soda adds a bubbly finish.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, the Cantarito Cocktail offers a burst of tangy citrus from the blend of grapefruit, orange, and lime juices. The acidity of the lime juice stands out, creating a refreshing sharpness, while the orange juice adds a subtle sweetness that rounds out the flavor profile.

The tequila’s robust, earthy tones are well-integrated, providing a smooth and slightly smoky backdrop to the bright citrus flavors.

The Tajín seasoning on the rim introduces a pleasant, spicy-salty contrast that enhances each sip, complementing the cocktail’s citrusy zing. As you continue to enjoy the drink, the grapefruit soda’s effervescence adds a lively, refreshing quality, making each sip light and invigorating.

The pinch of salt within the drink subtly enhances the overall taste, bringing out the complexity of the ingredients without overpowering them.

Tips & Tricks

Use tequila infused with jalapeño or cucumber to add a new dimension to the drink.

Replace grapefruit soda with club soda or lemon-lime soda for a different bubbly finish.

Recipe Card

Cantarito Cocktail

Cantarito Cocktail

A Burst of Citrus in Every Sip


  • Tajín seasoning (for rim)
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 0.75 oz grapefruit juice
  • 0.75 oz orange juice
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • grapefruit soda to top


  1. Rim a clay cup with tajin, and add some ice.
  2. In a shaker add tequila, all the citrus juice, and salt. Shake very well.
  3. Strain into clay cup, and top with grapefruit soda.

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