Quench your thirst with our tantalizing cantarito cocktail recipe. If you like palomas or flavored ranch waters then you are going to be a fan of this one! Bursting with vibrant citrus flavors and a touch of tequila, this refreshing libation is full of flavor. Served over ice with a tangy twist, the cantarito is the perfect drink to enjoy on a sunny day or to liven up any gathering. Raise your glass and savor the zesty delight of our signature cantarito cocktail. Salud! Be sure to check out the suggested pairing at the bottom!

how to make a cantarito


  • 2 oz tequila blanco
  • 1 ½ oz orange juice
  • ¾ oz grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • pinch of tajin 
  • grapefruit soda, to top 
  • lime wheel, for garnish 
  • orange wheel, for garnish


In a Collins glass, add all ingredients with ice. Gently stir and top with a splash of grapefruit soda. Garnish with a lime wheel and orange wheel.

Cin Cin!



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Traditionally, this cocktail is served in a clay mug which is the main symbol of what makes a cantarito a cantarito. However, you can use a tall Collins glass and still be able to enjoy the taste. Here is an example of a Collins glass. You can also substitute your favorite reposado for the blanco. This gives it even more depth of flavor!

Suggested Pairing for a cantarito

This cantarito cocktail is the perfect companion for a zesty southwest chicken salad! The cocktail’s citrus notes with the tequila perfectly match the bold flavors of the salad. Get ready for a flavor party that will leave you wanting seconds!




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We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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