Smokey Eyed Mary

Warm up today with a:

January 25, 2013 -- Published by

There’s nothing quite like a spicy cocktail to warm you up when it’s cold outside- and it’s COLD out there. Luckily I always  have some tomato juice around in the winter, for those days when your toes are still frozen after a long day at work. Kick off your shoes as soon as you get home today, and warm up quick with a:

In a tall glass with ice, add: 1 1/4 oz Clique Vodka, 2 dashes of worcestershire sauce, 3 dashes of tabasco, 1/4 oz lime juice, and fill with tomato juice. Pour contents into a cocktail tin, or another glass, while you prepare the flavored rim (if you rim the glass first, the seasoning will fall off when you pour it into the cocktail tin to mix). To get the smokey rim around your glass, add equal parts freshly ground black pepper, smoked salt, and smoked paprika to a small plate or saucer and stir to mix. Rub the juicy segments of a lime around the outer rim of a glass and then dip in the mixture to coat. Pour your cocktail back into your rimmed glass, and garnish with anything you like! I know celery stalks, citrus, and olives are standard garnishes, but pickled vegetables, shrimp, and even bacon strips go very well in bloodies also. You can never go overboard with garnishes for this drink, and don’t forget to send in those #CliqueShots to pass on all the great ideas!

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