Cucumber Lime Bloody Mary

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Welcome to Give it Some Thyme’s 150th post and the first recipe of 2019! This heavily garnished Cucumber Lime Bloody Mary is a cool, citrusy twist on the classic, spicy cocktail.

But, have no fear. There’s still plenty of spice along with the freshness from the cucumber-lime infused vodka. Crazy delish!

Hope all of you had an awesome and safe New Year with plenty of cheer! And after cooking so much for the holidays, I was ready to post a cocktail. Sensing many of you are on board with this, we totally get each other. ?

Not only are Bloody Marys a hearty cocktail, they’re an equally delish mocktail. Just load up more on the garnish!

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And speaking of garnish… I think that’s what ultimately allures us to this Sunday brunch staple. You can go hog wild.

Bacon, shrimp, crab, caprese-style, fruit frenzy, you name it! And then there’s the mother of all garnishes – LOBSTER.

White Elephant Bloody Mary
Lobster Bloody Mary at White Elephant, Nantucket, July 2017

Yep, the most elaborate Bloody Mary I’ve ever met came with a skewer of succulent lobster, thanks to the creative bartenders at White Elephant in Nantucket.

No surprise I believe a solid Bloody Mary should also double as an off-the-chart appetizer. I oven roasted bacon to crisp perfection and seared well-seasoned shrimp for subtle indulgence. A tomato-mozzarella-olive skewer enhanced color and flavor even more.

Here are additional ideas when setting up your Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lots of ice on hand
  • Infused vodka, or SVEDKA
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Cooked shrimp, lobster or crabmeat
  • Crispy bacon or beef jerky
  • Celery stalks
  • Lime, lemon or orange wedges
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh herbs
  • Extra Old Bay seasoning
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Decorating a Bloody Mary brings joy like decorating the Christmas tree but you get to drink AND eat it! Happy New Year!! xo, Kim

Here are delicious appetizers to go with your Bloody Mary Bar! Cheers, friends!!

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Cucumber Lime Bloody Mary

Add cool, citrusy flavor with cucumber-lime infused vodka in this heavily garnished Bloody Mary. A cocktail and appetizer all in one!
Course Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine American, Cocktails
Keyword bloody mary, bloody mary recipe, brunch cocktail, cocktail
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups high-quality vodka
  • ¼ English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 cups pure tomato juice
  • 2 cups Clamato (clam and tomato juice)
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 heaping tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • For glass rims: lime wedges, old bay seasoning, kosher or sea salt, black pepper
  • Garnishes: celery stalks, seared shrimp, crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, olives, thinly sliced cucumber, lime, lemon and orange wedges, 4-inch bamboo skewers

Instructions

  • In a glass measuring cup or small pitcher, combine the vodka, cucumber and lime. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.
  • In a large pitcher, stir together the tomato juice, Clamato juice, orange juice, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, and hot sauce.
  • On a small plate or shallow bowl, combine enough old bay seasoning with a couple pinches of salt and a few turns of the peppermill to cover the rims of the glasses.
  • To serve, run a lime wedge around each glass rim, then dip into the seasoning mix.
  • Add ice to each glass. Pour 1-2 ounces of cucumber-lime vodka over the ice. Fill the rest of the glass with Bloody Mary mix. Stir to combine with a celery stalk.
  • Taste, and if too spicy, add a little more orange juice. Skewer garnishes as desired with the above suggestions. Cheers!

Notes

*To sear the shrimp: Sprinkle extra-large peeled shrimp with the tail intact with old bay seasoning, kosher salt and pepper. Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy, large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear shrimp on each side for about 2 minutes. Include a shrimp with each cocktail.

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