A Twist on a Classic: Spicy Bloody Maria Recipe

July 7, 2023
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When it comes to classic cocktails, the Bloody Mary stands as an iconic brunch and hangover remedy for many. But if you’re looking to add a twist to this tomato-based cocktail, let us introduce you to its zesty cousin – the Bloody Maria. Swapping out the traditional vodka for tequila, the Bloody Maria brings a south-of-the-border flair to your glass. Its combination of rich tomato juice, tangy lime, and the earthiness of tequila make it a tantalizing treat for your taste buds. In this article, we’ll guide you through crafting the perfect Bloody Maria.

• 2 ounces Tequila Herradura (silver or reposado)
• 4 ounces tomato juice
• 1 ounce fresh lime juice
• ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
• 2 pinches of ground black pepper
• Pinch of smoked paprika or regular paprika
• Pinch of celery salt
• Garnishes: lime wedge, celery stick, cherry tomatoes, olives, peppers, or pickles

Gather Your Ingredients: Before you begin, ensure you have all your ingredients at hand. Using fresh lime juice and high-quality tomato juice can make a world of difference in the taste of your Bloody Maria.
Rim the Glass: To add an extra layer of flavor, consider rimming your glass with a combination of salt and paprika. To do this, mix equal parts salt and paprika on a flat plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip the rim into the salt and paprika mixture.
• Mix the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass, combine the tequila, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, smoked paprika, and celery salt. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar with a lid or simply stir the ingredients well in a mixing glass.
Add Ice: Fill the shaker or mixing glass with ice, then shake or stir vigorously for 10-15 seconds. This not only chills the drink but also helps to combine the flavors.
• Serve: Fill your rimmed glass with ice, then strain the Bloody Maria into the glass.
Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish with a celery stick, lime wedge, cherry tomatoes, olives, or pickles. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your garnishes. Some even use bacon strips or shrimp!

Toast to a Vibrant Classic
Whether you’re hosting a brunch, looking for a hangover cure, or simply craving a savory cocktail, the Bloody Maria is a perfect choice. This tequila-based twist on the Bloody Mary is sure to impress with its vibrant flavors and rich texture. So, grab your ingredients, mix up a Bloody Maria, and toast to a revitalized classic!

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