Transform cherry tomatoes into perfectly spiced, vodka infused bursts of bloody mary cocktail with each bite!
Bloody Mary’s are one of our favorite cocktails to enjoy while traveling or camping. It’s not something we have very often so we look forward to them.
While preparing for a camping trip with 20 of our closest friends, we came up with this fun version of our favorite cocktail! We think you’ll enjoy it as well.
This is a very forgiving recipe if you prefer less spice omit the horseradish. Alternatively, if you like a hearty, almost pungent kick of spice, use 1 cup of Pepper infused vodka instead.
1-pint cherry tomatoes
2 Tbs Franks hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp horseradish
1/2 cup Pepper Flavored vodka (see recipe below!)
1/2 cup plain vodka
2 Tbs lemon pepper Seasoning
2 Tbs celery salt
Using a toothpick, gently poke a couple holes in each cherry tomato and place them into a jar. Add the Franks hot pepper sauce and horseradish over the tomatoes and swirl the jar gently to coat the tomatoes evenly, then add vodka to cover. Refrigerate, and allow them to marinate in the seasoning for about 2 hours prior to serving.
To Serve, Combine the Lemon Pepper Season and celery salt, Using cocktail picks dip the marinated Tomato into the seasoning salt blend and enjoy!
Don’t allow these to soak overnight as the tomatoes will become a bit too mushy.
If you’d prefer “Bloody Maria” Cocktail bites, omit the vodkas and use tequila instead.
How to Make Your Own Pepper Vodka
There are several brands of pepper vodka available, but it’s really simple to make your own.
3 Tablespoons of Telicherry Peppercorns, slightly cracked
1 (750-ml) bottle of Vodka (whatever brand you prefer)
Add the slightly cracked peppercorns to the vodka, cap, shake gently, then place the bottle in a cool, dark cabinet for one week. Shake the bottle gently every other day during this time to allow the flavors to fully integrate into the vodka.
After one week, strain the vodka into a sterilized jar.
Here are a few other alcohol recipes you may enjoy:
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jello Shooters– in an edible chocolate shot glass
- Minion Bites– aka Nana’s Banana Pudding Shots
- Roasted Marshmallow Kahlua Shots