The 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, which gets lost in this heavily flavored, spicy drink, 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.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 tsp horseradish
- 3 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of lime juice
- 3 dashes celery salt
- 3 dashes pepper
- Tomato juice
- 1 tsp dijon mustard (optional)
- Celery stalk for garnish
- Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish
- Cucumber and/or cocktail shrimp for garnish (optional)
- 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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