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Thursday, March 28, 2013

{Thirsty Thursday} Bloody Mary Cocktails

Happy Thirsty Thursday , my friends! 

Although it's Spring Break for many...in Northwest Arkansas it's still 30 degrees & gloomy with the occasional flurry of snowflakes. But today I'm ignoring the cold & dreary forecast & dreaming of sunshine on my face, a soft breeze in my hair & the relaxing sounds of live music on a patio. And what's a beautiful Spring day without an ice cold adult beverage in your hand?!?

 
This is by far one of my favorite cocktails to whip up on a warm sunny day. It's refreshing, delicious & basically a savory meal in a glass. And with the addition of my favorite yummy twist...sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Without further ado...join me in DREAMland, pull up a chair, kick off your flip flops, turn up the tunes & enjoy my all-time favorite version of a classic...

The Cucumber Bloody Mary  
Ingredients:
4 cups Spicy V8 Tomato Juice (or a pre-made Bloody Mary Mix, such as Zing-Zang)

1/3- 1/2 cup Olive Juice (to taste) 

1/2 Tbs horseradish

1 Tbs Tabasco (if you like it Hot Hot Hot)

1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 Tsp Celery Salt

Course Sea Salt

Cajun Seasoning

Cucumber Infused Vodka

Veggies for garnish (Olives, Celery, Pickled Okra, Dill Pickle Spear, Pickled Green Bean, Lime)

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Directions:

In a large glass serving pitcher, combine all ingredients, except vodka and veggies

Mix well

Refrigerate, at least 1 hour

Before serving, cut limes in wedges

Rim each glass with juice of a lime wedge

Dip rim of each glass in a mixture of sea salt & Cajun seasoning

Fill cocktail glasses with ice & add 2 ounces of Cucumber Infused Vodka

Top off each glass with the Bloody Mary mixture

Stir well

Garnish with your fav Bloody Mary veggies


*I like my Bloody Marys a little on the SPICY side...but you can easily tame down your Mary by eliminating the Tabasco or going with a traditional V8 or Bloody Mary Mix*


Trust me when I say, if you have never tasted a Cucumber Bloody, you are in for a taste bud awakening treat! Try it...you'll thank me later ,) 




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Party Food/Drinks Contributor: Cineca Newburn
 



Cineca is a mommy, wife, lover of music and traveling, and a self-proclaimed food junkie. When not experimenting with new recipes, watching cooking shows, and building tent forts, she’s a busy wedding and event planner. 



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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this sounds like a really waker-upper of a cocktail!

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