The Speckled Palate
October 10, 2014

Bloody Maria with ALL the Fixins!

Start off gameday with this twist on a brunch classic: The Bloody Maria. The Maria is a sister to the Bloody Mary, and you simply swap the vodka with tequila. Spicy and a wonderful kick-start to any tailgate, the Bloody Maria can be dressed however you like it — with celery, pickled green beans, jalapeños and even bacon!

Start off gameday with this twist on a brunch classic: The Bloody Maria. The Maria is a sister to the Bloody Mary, and you simply swap the vodka with tequila. Spicy and a wonderful kick-start to any tailgate, the Bloody Maria can be dressed however you like it -- with celery, pickled green beans, jalapeños and even bacon!

Spoiler alert: I’m not drinking alcohol these days. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t share some of my favorite cocktails with y’all, even if it feels strange to be writing about something I currently will not touch.

Today’s It’s Football Season Friday recipe is a gameday favorite of ours, and if you’re starting your tailgating early or attending a morning game, this is a great cocktail to have in your arsenal.

Start off gameday with this twist on a brunch classic: The Bloody Maria. The Maria is a sister to the Bloody Mary, and you simply swap the vodka with tequila. Spicy and a wonderful kick-start to any tailgate, the Bloody Maria can be dressed however you like it -- with celery, pickled green beans, jalapeños and even bacon!

The Bloody Maria is a Bloody Mary… but you swap tequila for the vodka.

It sounds dangerous, I know, but since you can add some heat to this drink, I have to sip slowly because it’s too spicy for me to drink quickly. And that, my friends, makes the Bloody Maria a perfect drink to kick off your gameday because it allows you to ease into the festivities without overindulging too quickly.

Intrigued? Here’s how I make mine:

Bloody Maria
 
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Start off gameday with this twist on a brunch classic: The Bloody Maria. The Maria is a sister to the Bloody Mary, and you simply swap the vodka with tequila. Spicy and a wonderful kick-start to any tailgate, the Bloody Maria can be dressed however you like it -- with celery, pickled green beans, jalapeños and even bacon
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Makes: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix (or your favorite)
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish with celery stalks, pickled green beans and jalapeño
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, measure in the celery salt and seed. Then pour in the Bloody Mary Mix, tequila, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Mix the ingredients in the cocktail shaker, then pour over ice in a glass.
  3. Garnish with celery stalks, pickled green beans and pickled jalapeños, and enjoy immediately!

Start off gameday with this twist on a brunch classic: The Bloody Maria. The Maria is a sister to the Bloody Mary, and you simply swap the vodka with tequila. Spicy and a wonderful kick-start to any tailgate, the Bloody Maria can be dressed however you like it -- with celery, pickled green beans, jalapeños and even bacon!
Do you have a go-to drink for gameday?

8 Comments

  1. Cheryl

    Oh.

    My.

    Goodness.

    I’m not really a bloody mary fan because I feel like the vodka just dilutes the tomato juice and it’s weird. BUT TEQUILA?! Hold me back. Tequila is basically the best thing, ever. mmmmmm.

    • Erin

      I know, right?!?!

      Me and Bloody Marys have a love/hate relationship because of the vodka, and I personally like a Bloody Maria better. The tequila just makes it… and that’s coming from a girl who can’t handle tequila in anything else! If you give this a try, let me know what you think!

  2. Nancy

    Looks really good!! If I were into football I would totally make a game day cosmo! 😉 Thank you for sharing Erin!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Nancy! And I think a Gameday Cosmo would be delicious, whether you’re into football or not!

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