If you feel adventurous, and you want a really special Bloody Mary Cocktail…you must try making this version of the red tomato juice type drink.
Especially this version which adds Hatch Chile Pepper Infused Tequila instead of the usual vodka.
Got your attention?
I thought so! It also calls for Sriracha Sauce and Sherry Vinegar.
And did I mention Chile Peppers?
And Agave Nectar!
I hope you are and will try this cocktail.
If you have followed my posts, you have heard me talk about living in New Mexico and using Hatch Chiles for recipes.
This recipe is no different as it calls for Hatch Chiles.
Of course, if there are no Hatch Chiles in your local market or farmers market, Any chile pepper will work.
Even Jalapeno’s or Serrano’s if you really want it hot and spicy!
Dried Red Peppers can usually be found very easily these days.
I like Agave Nectar and use it in a variety of ways…but that is for another post. By the way, if you don’t know about agave…Agave nectar is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of agave grown in Mexico.
Perhaps you remember the song by Sammy Hagar called “Mas Tequila” down where the blue agave grow…
The agave plant is so pretty and they grow here in Florida too.
My friend Kathy has a huge agave plant in her front yard..about 10 feet tall….but I digress. 🙂
The Captain really likes this spanish style Bloody Mary and so I make them for special Brunches paired with the recipe for Papas, Chorizo and Huevos Flemenco!
It makes a routine brunch into something special.
And we all deserve special….:)
Below is a printable recipe for Bloody Mary, Spanish Style!
And…, if you have followed my posts….you will also know that my favorite “Bloody Mary” would be a “Contrary Mary”…:)
Think about it! 🙂
Have a great day!
- 1 quart vegetable juice
- 3 tablespoons celery salt, plus more for rimming the glass
- 2 tablespoons horseradish
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha
- 2 tablespoons Sherry Vinegar
- *2 ounces of chile infused tequila (recipe below)
- lime wedges
- In a large pitcher, combine the vegetable juice, celery salt, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha and Sherry Vinegar.
- Stir well to combine.
- Add some celery salt to a small plate.
- Run a lime wedge around the rims of the glasses and then dip the glasses in the celery salt.
- Fill the glasses two-thirds of the way with ice cubes.
- Add 2 ounces chile infused tequila to each glass and then fill the rest of the way with the Bloody Mary mixture.
- Stir to combine and garnish with celery stalks and olives.
- Always choose the freshest chili peppers for your infusions. Dried chili peppers also work great. Wash the peppers and slit them lengthwise so they do not float. You can also chop them into smaller pieces for a stronger infusion.
- 1 1/2 cups silver 100% agave tequila
- 1-2 Hatch chiles (depending on size), roasted, peeled, and split
- Place the tequila and Hatch chiles in a glass Mason jar and seal. (or use any type jar with a lid)
- Shake and allow to infuse for 2-3 days.
- Strain and enjoy!
- Sriracha is a type of hot sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. You should be able to find it at your favorite supermarket.
- Real Sherry Vinegar comes from Spain and sometimes I have to be creative to find it. But believe me...it is worth the extra effort.
- Sherry vinegar has an aged flavor, kind of like balsamic, it is pretty mild, but not quite as sweet as balsamic.
- If you have one of those fancy "Delis" (especially in the New York area) that stock expensive olive oils and balsamic, you will find a good Sherry Vinegar.
- If you can’t find it, here are the best substitutes
- 1. Rice wine vinegar (available in the Asian foods section of my local supermarket)
- 2. Champagne vinegar
- 3. White wine vinegar
- 4. Red wine vinegar
- *If you prefer Vodka rather than Tequila for your Bloody Mary, you can substitute 2 ounces of vodka
- and please...always remember to drink responseably 🙂