Recipe: Bea's Sangritas (a.k.a. Summer Sangritas)

(reproduced from GQ magazine, May '04)
This is a great summer drink - all fresh ingredients with sweet and spicy flavors coming together.


2 lbs. ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
Juice of three oranges
Juice of two lemons
5 Tbsp. sugar
4-5 serrano chiles (seeds removed for less spice)


Mix ingredients in blender and refrigerate for several hours. Serve cold. This recipe is an authentic tequila shot chaser – a great alternative to the traditional American salt and lime. It's great on its own as well.