The Bloody Maria is Perfect for Cinco de Mayo Brunch

You can spice up a Bloody Mary with all the horseradish you can fit in your glass, and you still won’t achieve the zing and complexity of a well-made Bloody Maria. Combining the peppery, vegetal notes of blanco tequila with tomato juice, hot sauces, and muddled jalapeño, this amazing spin on the traditional Bloody is a bold, savory flavor bomb. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or whenever you want a spicy eye-opener with serious depth of flavor.

Here’s the complete recipe:

Ingredients |

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 4 oz tomato juice
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 pinches Tajin seasoning
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dashes Tapatio hot sauce
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Lime wedge, for garnish
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish
  • Hot and salted tamarind stick, for garnish

Method |

  • Add tequila, tomato juice, jalapeño, Tajin, lemon juice, lime juice, Tabasco, Tapatio, and Worcestershire to a mixing tin.
  • Muddle the jalapeño.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Pour entire contents over fresh ice in a Collins glass.
  • Add one more pinch of Tajin, and garnish with a lime wedge, lemon wedge, and tamarind candy stick.