Game Day Cocktails 101: Cilantro-Lime Bloody Mary Shooters

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Cilantro-Lime Bloody Mary Shooters

Iconic game day cocktails prepared with fresh ingredients is an ideal way to kick-off a day of football party festivities. Cilantro-Lime Bloody Mary Shooters begin with a base formula that may be used for a number of recipes from salsa to cocktails & a few other trick plays. Learn how to make a fresh take on a beloved classic.

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makes 36 tasting servings

The Basic Fundamentals

A bit of additional freshly squeezed lime juice, kosher salt & a generous helping of black pepper send this bright take on a Bloody Mary over the edge. The cocktail makes 8 traditional servings when poured over ice into classic glasses.

A handful of cilantro leaves
1 small garlic clove, quartered
1/4 of a small sweet onion, quartered
1/4 of a fresh jalapeño, quartered
1 Tbsp prepared horseradish
1 celery rib, cut into 5 pieces
2 3/4 lbs Roma tomatoes, quartered
1 3/4 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
The juice of a lime
2 cups tomato juice
1 cup vodka
Garnishes: Celery sticks, lime wedges or sliced jalapeños

Pulse the first 6 ingredients in a food processor. Scrape down the bowl sides with a rubber spatula. Add the tomatoes & process until well blended & pureed. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the salt, a generous helping of pepper, the lime juice, the tomato juice & the vodka. Taste & adjust the seasonings. Shake the mixture, in batches, in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain the mixture into a measuring cup with a sharp spout. Pour the cocktail into 36 standard shot glasses. Garnish, if desired.

The Extra Point

Look no further than the vegetable crisper for celery sticks & jalapeños to garnish this game day icon with a twist. Pickled okra, pork rinds & lime slices make easy eye-catching additions as well.

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How To Juice Fresh Limes

Limes can be used in both sweet & savory foods pairing well with just about anything making them extremely versatile. When choosing them from produce bins, select fruit with a bright, uniform color. Pick them up & gently press them in your hand. They should feel firm with a slight give to them. If the zest is desired, take care of that task first by running the outer portion over a microplane grater, then slice the limes in half for juicing. Extracting it is simple when the correct tool is used.

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The Technique

 When fresh lime juice is needed for recipe applications, it’s important to have the right device that will release every bit. A glass juicer where the reamer is set over a small bowl to collect the juice can be used or my preferred choice is a lemon press. These valuable tools are generally coated with a non-reactive finish to prevent the acid from producing off flavors. Citrus halves can be placed in the custom fit compartment then the handles pressed together to extract the juice over a small bowl. It’s efficient enough to press every bit of juice quickly. Once the task is complete, the pulp & seeds will be left behind. Simply remove the used lime halves & discard them. Before adding the juice to recipe applications, pour it through a small fine wire mesh sieve to collect any seeds or unwanted bits of pulp that may be in the bowl.

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