This mouthwatering Bloody Maria recipe comes from The Spice House's Evanston store manager, Chasity Marini. Chasity prefers to use Del Maguey tequila for this crowd-pleasing recipe. The Vida variety is the most versatile, but if you want a real smoky version, try using Chichicapa instead. You can use any tequila you like, but a smokey mezcal is what makes this drink a Smokey Maria. To make this Bloody Maria a filling cocktail and snack option to enjoy while you're watching the game, lounging poolside, or during Sunday brunch, add an assortment of hard cheeses, dried meats, and pickles as an extra special garnish to this drink. Family and friends alike will love this unique take on a classic breakfast beverage!
Did you know the one-of-a-kind Vulcan's Fire Salt blend featured in this recipe is named for Vulcan, the Roman god of fire? It owes its spicy, deep flavor to a secret ingredient discovered by The Spice House's founder many decades ago. Outside of this recipe, you can enjoy this all-purpose blend right next to your traditional salt and pepper on the kitchen table. We recommend sprinkling it on popcorn, garlic bread, scrambled eggs, or in place of hot sauce on your favorite dishes. You'll also see The Spice House's Celery Salt featured in this recipe!
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Bloody Maria - Tequila Bloody Mary
This unique twist on a classic cocktail, the iconic Bloody Mary, features The Spice House's acclaimed Vulcan's Fire Salt and is sure to wow anyone who enjoys a savory spicy kick in the morning.
1 quart tomato juice
1/3 cup clam juice
1 1/2 teaspoon Celery Salt
1 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoon chile flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon Super Sauce Hot Sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon brine from preserved lemons
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup mezcal tequila
Vulcan's Fire Salt, to taste
Stir ingredients together thoroughly, keep chilled.
Wet the rim of glass and coat with Vulcan's Fire Salt.
Serve over ice cubes and garnish with your favorite snacks and pickles. We used pickled okra and cauliflower, sliced preserved lemon, and olives, but hard cheese, dried meat, and pickles would also taste delicious!
An extra dash of Vulcan's Fire Salt on top, if desired, and enjoy!