You guys. Magic is real. Take one thing and magically turn it into another thing? Yea! That is magic! Imagine that you're at a magic show. The magician puts a quarter underneath a handkerchief, waves his hand over it, and then magically that single quarter becomes a stack of $100 bills. Magic.
If you remember last Friday's article, I stole some produce from my parent's garden and made homemade salsa. What if I told you that I could magically turn that salsa into a Bloody Mary? Do I have your attention?
Okay, clearly this isn't magic, but once you taste it, you may never go back to boring run of the mill Bloody Mary recipes. I've talked to a lot of people that do not like this cocktail because it tends to be so heavy and filling - almost a meal in and of itself. This recipe solves that conundrum. When making homemade salsa, you will notice that there is a lot of residual liquid from the produce. This is what you will use to make the Bloody Mary, so after making your salsa, do not foolishly dump that down the drain.
It's Friday morning and I am already jonesing for one of these. Can it be the weekend already so we can brunch?!
| Bloody Mary |
2 ounces juice from salsa (see salsa recipe HERE)
2 ounces spicy Bloody Mary mix
2 ounces vodka
- Mix juice from salsa, Bloody Mary mix, and vodka in a shaker. Top with ice.
- Roll mixture 3-4 time between shaker and serving glass.
- Pour Bloody Mary into serving glass and garnish with whatever you'd like (a slice of bacon, a pickle spear, peperoncini, olive, summer sausage, etc, etc, etc).