healthified bloody mary with two spooky twists

October 29, 2014

healthified bloody maryFirst off: Sorry this post is late today. I couldn’t figure out the name of this particular spice, and didn’t want to give you guys the wrong name. Plus, my internet was moving at 90s dialup speed. #bloggerproblems

See these Bloody Marys? I love em. Seriously. Alcohol can be iffy for me sometimes, but I can NEVER pass up a Bloody Mary. And aren’t they so choice for Halloween (don’t mind me…just trying to bring back Ferris Bueller).

Any who, I bought a Bloody Mary mix awhile ago…but that mix had a bunch of crap in it, so I decided to clean it up a bit. I used a basic recipe–using clean ingredients–and went from there. Though, there are hundreds of different Bloody Mary recipes online, if you wanted something with a slightly different vibe.

The main stunners on these drinks are the “cocktail sticks,” which I (of course) decorated in a Halloween fashion. I told you – I love a good theme!

First, I poured the Bloody Mary ingredients (see below) into a skeleton glass (Michaels, of course). I mean, it can only get better from there.

Then, I gave my first drink a set of eyes.

halloween bloody maryTo do this, you need to purchase skewer sticks (found at your local grocery store), small caprese balls, some olives and whole cloves.

bloodymary1 bloodymary2Thinly slice an olive, so it forms a small empty circle shape. Poke the skewer through the caprese ball, and place the olive on top of the caprese ball, securing it with a clove. Of course, make two, unless you’re going for the scary, one-eyed bloody monster look. Which is also totally okay.

halloween-themed bloody marysThe other Halloween-themed Bloody Mary skewer I made was more friendly looking.

Now, beware: if the cheese “pumpkins” are not thick enough, the skewer will pierce them and crack the cheese in half. It’s a fine balance.

healthified bloody maryEssentially, cut two thick squares of cheese. Using a small knife, round the squares out by cutting off their angles. Next, use a skewer to carve little faces into the pumpkin. Skewer the pumpkins in the middle (where a pumpkin stem might go) and garnish by poking a very tiny hole in the top, with a skewer, and sticking a small thyme leaf in it. Tuh-duh!

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healthified bloody mary with a spooky twist
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Bloody Mary recipe for a spooky Halloween!
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 serving
  • 6 oz tomato juice (or more if you prefer)
  • 3 tbsp vodka (or more if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ⅛ sea salt
  • 5 drops Tabasco sauce (because I like it hot)
  • 5 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • couple grinds of pepper (muy importante)
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a glass. Add ice. Voila!

 Halloween is coming guys! What are you doing to toast the holiday?

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