5 years ago, we started with a simple idea to challenge bartenders from around the country to create sangritas that pair well with the nuances and terroir of Tequila Ocho. From 5 competing cities to 11, and literally hundreds of creative sangrita recipes submitted over the years, Viva Sangrita! Viva Tequila Ocho! has grown into something so much more than we originally had in mind. It’s been exciting to see so many talented members of our community “step-up to the plate” year after year, with some truly innovative concepts, always pushing their limits higher than before.
Viva Sangrita! Viva Tequila Ocho! traditionally culminated in a big celebration at d.b.a. As you may have noticed, we did not run the competition in 2016. However, we couldn’t see any reason why not to throw a kick-ass party at TOTC anyway!
Same spot, same time.
This year, we’ll have 4 of 5 national champs of Viva Sangrita! Viva Tequila Ocho!’s past serving up their winning recipes, including:Ezra Pattek
, 2011Michael Parish
, 2012Paul Sanguinetti
, 2014Rob Crabtree
Tequila Ocho has always been as much about full-flavor, quality Tequila as it has about industry conviviality, so come out and spend time with your pals while enjoying some tequila, sangrita, cold cans of beer, and tacos from Taceaux Loceaux.
See you there! Please RSVP here