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.

Messhall Kitchen

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Messhall Kitchen, located in Los Feliz, has a large menu with fantastic choices, especially their cocktail program, which changes themes monthly. This month's theme is Harry Potter. All the juice is squeezed in house, achieving that super fresh taste, and the combinations work perfectly, giving off an interesting take on Harry Potter. Staples include the fried chicken sandwich and oysters. Take a look at the pictorial essay of Messhall Kitchen below.

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Fried Chicken Sandwich with hot honey aioli, red onions, lettuce and pickles

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Oysters (dozen)

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Hot Wings Tokyo Style

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Banana Cream Pie

Now for the cocktails....

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Polyjuice Potion

151 rum, persimmon syrup, grapefruit, lemon, sherry float

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Felix Felicis

Ford's gin, Lichi Li liquer, agave, lemon

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Amortentia

El dorado rum, creme de cacao, creme de menthe, angostrura, cream, egg white

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Draught of Living Death

scotch, cio ciaro, yellow chartreuse, meyer lemon bitters

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Pepperup Potion

Corralejo Reposado tequilla, cynar, peppercorn syrup, mint

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Messhall Old Fashioned

Four roses bourbon, sugar, bitters