The Too Hot Tamales, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, created a smoky, sultry twist on the classic Bloody Mary with this Bloody Maria recipe.
Border Grill Bloody Maria
Ingredients1 32 oz. can tomato juice 2 Tbsp. freshly grated horseradish 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. celery seed 2 canned chipotle chiles, stemmed and seeded As needed Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 12 oz. tequila blanco (omit for “virgin” cocktail) 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, cut into 1/3 and then halved again* Tajín® Clásico Seasoning**, optional As needed Celery sticks and jicama As needed Veggie Ice Cubes 4 tomatillos 1 large cucumber As needed 1 to 2 jalapeños
- Pour tomato juice into a large glass pitcher and add horseradish, lime juice and Worcestershire sauce. Place celery seeds in mortar and smash along with chipotle chilies, then add to pitcher and whisk to incorporate. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
- For each 4 ounces of Bloody Maria mix, add a 2 ounce shot of tequila blanco
- Poor into Tajín- rimmed glasses with 1 to 2 veggie ice cubes (see recipe below) and garnish with one wedge of avocado on the glass and a couple of celery or jicama sticks.
Veggie Ice Cubes
Puree tomatillos, cucumber and jalapeno in a blender. Strain with a fine mesh sieve. Pour into a plastic container and fill up to 1”. Place in freezer. Once completely frozen, crack into ice pieces and add one to two pieces to Bloody Maria.
**Tajín® Seasoning is a spicy salt mixture that is used in many classic Mexican dishes and can be found in most Mexican supermarkets or in the Mexican food aisle in your local grocery store.
Shown with a Crunchy California Avocado Fritter
Copyright © 2013, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, bordergrill.com
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
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As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados