Halloween Bloody Mary
Food and Drink

adapted from simplymaderecipes.com

Halloween Bloody Mary

"The name screams Halloween. This version with its roasted jalapeno muddled with cilantro would make vampires bypass the real thing for a glassful."

3 ounces vodka

6 ounces tomato juice

1 ½ teaspoon horseradish

2 teaspoons Worcestershire

1 teaspoon peppercorn

¼ teaspoon celery salt

1 teaspoon hot sauce, we used Whoop Ass Bacon Hot Sauce

2 sprigs of cilantro

1 jalapeno

celery stalk, bacon slice, olive, pickles, lemon, for garnish if desired

Place jalapeno onto a baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes. Pop in 1 or 2 slices of the roasted jalapeno and the cilantro into a shaker and muddle. Don’t skip this. It releases flavors you’ve previously unknown. Load the shaker with ice for that all important chill, like a full morgue. Add in everything else that’s not a garnish. Now shake like you’re facing a horde of zombies, then strain into a garnished, ice-filled glass. We prefer a chilled skull.