Monday, October 8, 2007

Drink Du Jour

This is a take on the Bloody Mary, but with way more za za zing! I have been making this drink now, almost everyday for a week. It is deliciously spicy and fresh. And very healthy too! I don't add the alcohol, but you could add gin or vodka for a kick.

Red Snapper

5 ice cubes
6 fluid ounces of vegetable juice hot & spicy
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon brine from olive jar
1 pinch hot chili powder
1 pinch garlic powder
1 pinch ground cumin
1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish

DIRECTIONS
Place ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, and pour in tomato juice, gin, lemon juice, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, celery salt, pepper, and horseradish. Cover and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Pour contents (including ice) into a 12 ounce highball glass. Garnish with celery, pickle, olives, and lemon wedge before serving.

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