Recipe: Bloody Maria

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2D

Prep time: 3 minutes

Serves 1l

Recipe by Colleen Graham, About.com.

She writes: "Bloody Maria is a favorite rendition of a bloody mary. The only difference between the two is that this one uses tequila instead of vodka and that single tweak makes a noticeable difference in the flavor.

"Unlike vodka, … the tequila in the background stands out, adding a vegetal earthiness that only this liquor can produce.

"From personal experience, the first time I had a bloody Maria I was astounded at the difference. Since that day, this has become my bloody drink of choice and I encourage all tomato drink fans to give this one a try to see what you think."

INGREDIENTS

2 ounces tequila

1 teaspoon horseradish

3 dashes Tabasco sauce

3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Dash of lime juice

3 dashes celery salt

3 dashes pepper

Tomato juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)

Celery stalk for garnish

Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish

Cucumber and/or cocktail shrimp for garnish (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Build the ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Top with tomato juice. Mix well by rolling back and forth from one glass to another. Garnish with the lemon and/or lime wedge and celery stalk.

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