Tequila Bloody Maria’s with Bacon, Shrimp & Tequila Infused Tomatoes

Tequila Bloody Mary's

Stacked Bloody Maria’s on today’s agenda! (topped off with bacon and shrimp, of course :p) Make your next cocktail unique by including these tequila infused pickled cherry tomatoes. Fill your glass with your Bloody Maria mix of Gran Centenario Tequila, tomato juice, hot sauce, celery salt, lime juice, horseradish, pepper and paprika + you have both a meal and a cocktail in one.

A great thing about Bloody Maria’s is that you can mix and match your favorite toppings - you can add different types of seasonings, like Himalayan salt, peppercorns or spices like cumin if you wish. You can include bacon, shrimp burgers even croutons - whatever you like! See the full recipes for the Bloody Maria mix and the pickled spiked tomatoes below!

Tequila Bloody Mary's

Ingredients

  • 9 T Gran Centenario Tequila Añejo (around 3 shots)
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1⁄2 T horseradish
  • 1 T Tabasco
  • 1⁄2 T Pepper
  • 1 T Paprika

Tequila Spiked Pickled Tomatoes

  • 1 1⁄2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3oz Gran Centenario Tequila Añejo 4 oz water
  • 3 oz vinegar
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T salt
  • 1⁄2 T of peppercorns

Other Accompaniments

  • 5-6 slices crispy and cooked bacon 5-6 steamed shrimp
  • 5-6 Tequila Infused Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Celery leaves (for garnish)

Directions

First make your tequila spiked pickled tomatoes by filling a mason jar with 1 1⁄2 cup cherry tomatoes, 3 oz tequila, water, vinegar, sugar, salt and peppercorns. Stir, cover and shake and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours-1 day until fully pickled and infused.

Next, in a cup or bowl, place your celery salt, tomato juice, lime juice, horseradish, Tobasco, pepper, paprika, and tequila and mix. Set aside.

Crisp your bacon and steam your shrimp and start to assemble your your drink by placing cups of ice, pouring over your bloody maria mixture and topping with your infused cherry tomatoes, 1-2 strips of bacon and 1-2 shrimp each cup, and celery leaves.

Tequila Bloody Mary's

This blog post is sponsored by Gran Centenario.

Terrine Labor Day BBQ

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Labor Day was coming up and I was able to attend Terrine's all you can eat BBQ! With great ambience, fresh food off the grill and awesome weather, Monday night was a success. For just $35.00 a person excluding drinks & tax, you get to eat an endless amount of delicious food barbecued by Chef Morningstar of Terrine!  The selection was picked carefully and executed perfectly. From pickle brine fried chicken to mac n cheese and a tomato salad, everything paired well together! The flavors of every item had my mouth watering and wanting more and more. Continue reading to see more pictures and view the dishes through the all the day BBQ!

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Hierloom Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese: This was a refreshing and soft part of the heavy, meat filled meal! It worked well with the hot meats and the mac n cheese. This was one of the dishes I kept going back to clear my palette and enjoy a refreshing bite.

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Crispy Potato & Hatch Chile Tacos: This was almost like an empanada and tasted amazing! The potatoes were crispy and also soft on the inside and the crispy taco worked well with the potato. This was also one of my favorites.

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Frito Pie with Texas Chile & Cheese 

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Potato Salad: I am a major fan of potato salad and this was one of the best I've EVER had! It was not a strong mayo taste like some potato salads may have. It was a very light salad, which is rare when potatoes are heavy and the sauce is normally heavy as well. This is definitely a recipe I want to snag. The potatoes were also cooked perfectly which sometimes restaurants may mess up. Overall, the potato salad, mac n cheese & the tomato salad had me coming back for more and more every time I got some meat from the BBQ!

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Swordfish Brochettes with Tomato Salsa 

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Ancient Age Bourbon, Grapefruit, Honey: This was a delicious, sweet but not SO sweet cocktail to go with the delicious BBQ! The grapefruit masked the bourbon but not too much and the honey gave it nice flavor as well.

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Sticky Toffee Cornbread: This was by FAR one of my favorites of the night. The cornbread was moist and full of flavor and then on top there was a gooey sticky toffee! It was sweet and paired PERFECT with the amazing cornbread. It was sweet, sticky and had an amazing taste, I had a lot of these!

Pictured above in the first photo was the Pickle Brine Fried Chicken. I've never in my life had fried chicken like this, and this is on their regular menu. The other items are just special for this occasion but on their day-to-day menu they have the Fried Chicken with Grits! The outside crust was crunchy and had a hint of sour from the pickle that gave it an amazing taste. And then when you bit into it, you taste soft and melt-in-your-mouth chicken. Best of the night!

Thanks Terrine for having me! It was truly a night to remember and I am looking forward to coming back soon!

Pictured below is the whole menu of the night:

Mains

Swordfish Brochettes with tomato salsa

Pickle Brine Fried Chicken

Texas-Style Smoked Beef Brisket

Housemade Hot Links

BBQ Pork Ribs

Crispy Potato & Hatch Chile Tacos

Sides

Frito Pie with Texas chili and cheese

Heirloom Tomatoes and cotija cheese

Squash Salad with feta, red onion, and garlic vinaigrette

Potato Salad

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Desserts

Sticky Toffee Cornbread

Blondies with pecans

Magic Cookie Bars