"If you want to make a Bloody Mary undeniably unique, you have to concoct your own mix. Mercadito Cantina feeds its thirsty with a hearty pint glass full of vitamins, herbs, vegetables and the fifth food group—vodka. "
1 1/2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
1 1/4 ounces Bloody Mary mix
1/2 ounces lemon juice
4 stalks of celery
1 cup of loosely packed cilantro
2 barspoons of horseradish
60 oz. of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 oz. TABASCO®
1 oz. Valentina
3 barspoons salt and pepper mix
For the Mercadito’s Mix: Chop onion, peeled cucumber and celery into medium dice. Add everything to a blender, puree and refrigerate.
For the Bloody Mary: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish pint glass with a salt and pepper rim, a speared curl of cucumber, a sprig of cilantro, a lemon and lime wedge and a pinch of pico piquin.