Cantaritos de barro cups are traditional small clay cups that are staples of street fairs in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Our Cantaritos Kit includes 2 red clay cups, citrus hand juicer, paper straws, and chili salt.
Rim, Pour, Drink!
Known by locals as “the best way to drink tequila,” the jarritos de barro mexicanos cups inspired the Mexican Cantaritos cocktail. The Mexican Cantaritos cocktail is made by rimming the cup with lime juice and chili salt, squeezing fresh lemon, lime, and grapefruit juice in the cup, and adding a splash of tequila and grapefruit soda. Try it with some friends!
The making of Cantaritos cups
Cantaritos cups are humble, with a lot of character and history. Their clay material is perfect for maintaining a cocktail’s cold temperature, and the handmade nature evoked memories of generations worth of fun.
Meet our Mexican Ceramic Artisan
Rodolfo Pila has been creating Mexican ceramics since he was a boy, learning from his father. He creates beautiful and functional ceramic pieces with his repertoire of both traditional and modern methods. Learn more about him here and check out his Mexican Hot Chocolate Jug.
Please note: the clay cantaritos cups are traditionally meant to be refilled during the night at street fairs, but are usually treated as disposable. We have finished our cups with a special glaze to reinforce them. With proper care the cups could for some time, but are easily breakable and not dishwasher-safe.