Hello friends! We hope our friends in the North and the Midwest are able to thaw out enough to enjoy today’s post. We would like to take credit for the catchy title, but we borrowed it from Mudpie. They have the cutest Bloody Mary pitcher! This week is our first post for the month of February and we are kicking off a February series called Roses are Red… In this series we will be featuring drink and recipe ideas that speak to our “hearts” in some way.
This week we are featuring a drink idea that we have had for awhile, but couldn’t find the right place and time to share it with you. Now, at first you may think that Bloody Mary’s are not very romantic, but we beg to differ. Ladies, this is the perfect beverage to make for your honey when you make him breakfast in bread or Valentine’s brunch. Men, surprise her with breakfast and a nice cocktail to start off her Saturday or Sunday.
We have been fans of Mateo’s Salsa for the last few years. Mateo’s Salsa is made near us in Frisco, Texas. It is authentic and fresh tasting salsa, similar to salsa you would have at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Once you try their salsa, you will never again go back to Pace. No way! So one day as Rhonda was shopping at Kroger, she noticed Mateo’s also had Bloody Mary mix. Knowing the quality of their salsa, we decided to venture out and see what their Bloody Mary mix was like. We are happy to report that their mix is very spicy, tasty and fresh. It is perfect for an instant breakfast, brunch or anytime you feel like a Bloody Mary! Mateo’s Salsa and Bloody Mary mix can be found at Kroger, Costco, Price Chopper, Hy-Vee, and Schnuck’s and many more fine retailers.
Here’s how to make this delicious Bloody Mary. First rim your glass with some salt and pepper rim mix.
Next add two ounces of vodka to a glass filled with ice. Bloody Mary’s are best served cold.
Fill the glass with Mateo’s Bloody Mary Mix.
Now for the fun part! The best part about Bloody Mary’s is the garnishes. In the realm of Bloody Mary’s, the crazier the better. If you are having guests it is fun to set up a Bloody Mary bar where guests can enhance and garnish their own drinks. You could even have a garnishing contest!
Here are some suggested garnishes to have on hand: celery stalks, stuffed olives, peppers, cherry tomatoes, bacon, chunks of cheese, pickled asparagus, mini dill pickles, pickled baby corns, pickled asparagus, jalapeno peppers, shrimp,sliders, let your imagination run wild!
Are Bloody Mary’s your thing? Would you prep these for you honey as a Valentine’s Day surprise? Let us know. We would love to hear about it!
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