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Mediterranean Bloody Marys

Let’s start the week off right!

Mediterranean Bloody Marys | spachethespatula.com #recipeHow about a Bloody Mary?

Okay, so it’s probably not too realistic to begin a Monday morning with a Bloody Mary, but we can dream about it and then save it for the weekend, right?

Actually, I served these yesterday for the Mother’s Day brunch I whipped up for my Mom. It was a gorgeous day, so we got to enjoy everything in the sunshine, before it got too hot out. The menu included: some beyond awesome croissants from the freezer section at Trader Joe’s, one of the best quiches I’ve ever made (asparagus + leek + gruyere…but in a store-bought crust because I had plenty other stuff to worry about besides a homemade crust…), a berry fruit salad, sweet and spicy bacon, and the most incredible coconut cream pie french toast (that I also can’t wait to share with you). My mom really loved everything—and so did the rest of my family—so I would say it was a huge success!

(Sorry, this is a bit of a picture-heavy post. I hope you don’t mind!)

Mediterranean Bloody Marys | spachethespatula.com #recipe Trader Joe's Croissants Asparagus & Leek Quiche with Gruyere Berry Fruit Salad Sweet & Spicy BaconMy mom is a big Bloody Mary fan, so I opted for these instead of mimosas. I wanted to make something a bit more unique than the standard store mix + vodka, and this recipe, which utilizes store-bought olive tapenade, is so simple and super tasty!

You can make the Mediterranean base mix for these up to four days in advance. I made it Saturday night so that when Sunday morning rolled around, all I had to do was put a few tablespoons of the mix in a glass, add a splash of dry sherry and some vodka, and you’re golden! If you don;t want olive chunks in your drink, you can shake everything in a cocktail shaker and strain it before serving, but in my opinion, the more stuff in Bloody Marys, the better!

Also, can we just stop and view how completely adorable these glasses are? They’re like mason jars, but they have handles. I’m kind of obsessed with them.

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Mediterranean Bloody Marys

Mediterranean Bloody Marys

Ingredients

    Mediterranean mix:
  • 3 tbsp store-bought olive tapenade
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 5 tsp hot sauce (I like Cholula)
  • 32 oz. tomato juice
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • juice from 2 small limes
  • Mediterranean Bloody Mary (for 1 cocktail):
  • lemon wedge
  • margarita salt
  • 3 tbsp vodka
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 6 tbsp Mediterranean mix
  • quartered mini cucumbers, olives, pickled green beans, to garnish

Instructions

    Mediterranean mix:
  1. In a large container with a tight-fitting lid, shake together all of the mix ingredients until combined.
  2. Place in the fridge until ready to use (up to 4 days).
  3. Mediterranean Bloody Mary (for 1 cocktail):
  4. Rub the lemon wedge around the outside lip of the glass and roll it in the salt.
  5. Add vodka, sherry, and Mediterranean mix to the glass and stir until combined. Fill the glass with ice, and garnish with a cucumber spear, an olive, and a couple pickled green beans.

Notes

recipe from here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/mediterranean-bloody-marys/

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2 Responses to “Mediterranean Bloody Marys”

  1. Sarah — May 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    If you would have added a bacon slice to the drinks, they would have been BEYOND PERFECT.

    • Rachael replied: — May 13th, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

      Haha I actually thought about that!

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