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Bloody Mary Shots with Applewood Smoked Salt!

Bloody Mary Shots with Applewood Smoked Salt!

Bloody Mary shots are a great way to enjoy your favorite Brunch cocktail but in a smaller version! Rimmed with Applewood smoked salt that adds a great layer of flavor to the shot!

Bloody Mary Shots Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #BloodyMary #Shots #Cocktails
Thank you, Uncommon Goods for sharing with me a beautiful bamboo cabinet filled with artisanal salt shots! I’m in love already and they are perfect for my Bloody Mary Shots!

Bloody Marys are my most favorite breakfast/brunch cocktail.  Mimosas are a close second but because of the bubbles, I am sticking with Bloody Marys.  I also love tomatoes, so that tips the scales right there.  I mean, who can turn down a savory cocktail?

The best one I have ever had the pleasure of drinking was in a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.  Even though it is a burger joint, they are great with cocktails.

Bloody Mary shots are a great way to enjoy your favorite Brunch cocktail but in a smaller version! Rimmed with Applewood smoked salt add a great layer of flavor to the shot! Bloody Mary Shots Recipe | Take Two Tapas #BloodyMary #Shots #Cocktails

Why am I so hooked on Bloody Marys?

Their legendary Bloody Mary starts with a house-made mix and is loaded with garlic and pepper.  Then they use a hot pepper vodka and extra hot sauce.  

To top it all off, they add an enormous salad arrangement on the top.  The salad is anchored with a celery stalk that is ginormous, like it was grown near a nuclear power plant ginormous, and accompanied by pepperoncini, a few olives, a pearl onion, and an entire strip of crispy bacon.

Like I said, a salad.  I was stupid enough to order a burger and onion rings when I ordered my drink and had to take it to-go because I ended up having a Bloody Mary and it’s salad for lunch.

Ok, I had two of them.  Can I mention that they are served in a Pilsner glass?  You know that tall beer glass that they serve the “big” beers in?  Yes, that one.

Bloody Mary shots are a great way to enjoy your favorite Brunch cocktail but in a smaller version! Bloody Mary Shots Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #BloodyMary #Shots #Cocktails

The best part of Bloody Mary Shots?

The one thing that the Bloody Mary Shots were missing is a salt rim.  I love a good salt rim with my drinks. Being known as a salt stealer, because I steal salt from other people’s cocktails when mine is gone and I still have some cocktail left in my glass, makes my point.  

I usually do it while they are not looking and I do it with my clean fingers, not licking it directly for those germaphobes that will now never have drinks with me.  Much like my Blueberry Margaritas, salt completes the cocktail.

Now people are used to using table salt.  I grew up on Kosher salt because I have Jewish family members and because that is what we used in the restaurant.  These days there are so many kinds of salts.  Artisanal salts if you will.  Mushroom salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Fleur De Sel French Salt, and my personal favorite, Merlot Salt.  Yes, that is WINE salt!!  

Another good one is smoked salt.  Like you are standing in front of a meat smoker and that wood-fired, charred smell that you love so much is in your salt!  I know the perfect use for this salt, besides on my meat.

Bloody Mary Shots!

That crispy bacon that I had with my Bloody Mary and salad had a slightly smoky flavor to it that brought out the other flavors of the Bloody Mary mix, the olives, and even that huge-antic celery stalk.  Smoked salt is the perfect way to rim my Bloody Mary.  And if I am wanting a small one, since that other one is too big for all occasions, Bloody Mary Shots!

Speaking of shots, can I tell you about my collection of artisanal salts? They are packaged in, if you care to guess, shot glasses!

Bloody Mary shots are a great way to enjoy your favorite Brunch cocktail but in a smaller version! Rimmed with Applewood smoked salt add a great layer of flavor to the shot! Bloody Mary Shots Recipe | Take Two Tapas | #BloodyMary #Shots #Cocktails
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Where did I get my salt?

I have a cabinet of artisanal salts that I got from Uncommon Goods.  Have you ever heard of them?  They are an online gift catalog that likes to offer designer jewelry, decorations, and other household items that are made without harm to animals or the environment.  Based out of Brooklyn, NY they have been awarded for their outstanding customer service every year since 2007.

In 2015 they introduced the Uncommon Collection which is where I found my amazing salt cabinet. To top things off, they work throughout NYC to end hunger by being involved in food rescue, distribution, and education. Now that is a company I can get behind.

Another good thing about Uncommon Goods is their Men’s Collection.  I have the hardest time finding gifts for my oh-so-picky husband and their collection of unique gifts for men will help me fill his stocking this Christmas!  

I am planning on a series of shots on the blog in the next month, so look out for my shots that are going to be rimmed with other artisanal salts from this cabinet.  Did I mention that it is made out of bamboo and it totally gorgeous?  It makes a great kitchen decoration when I am not using it.  Don’t you just love a multi-tasking item?

Check out my Bloody Mary Shots and my other cocktails right now if you need a whole one. Tell me which one is your favorite!

side view of Bloody Mary Shots on a wood surface

Bloody Mary Shots with Applewood Smoked Salt

Yield: 10 shots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bloody Mary shots are a great way to enjoy your favorite Brunch cocktail but in a smaller version! Rimmed with Applewood smoked salt add a great layer of flavor to the shot!

Ingredients

Bloody Mary Shots

  • 3/4 cup Bloody Mary Mix
  • 3/4 cup Hot Pepper Vodka
  • 6 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Tabasco (or other hot sauce)

Garnish

  • 1 tablespoon Applewood Smoked Salt

Instructions

  1. Gather your shot glasses.
  2. Smear some fresh lime juice on a small section of the shot glass rim.
  3. Dip the small section in Applewood Smoked Salt.

Make the Bloody Mary Shots

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or large measuring cup.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. If you prefer a cold shot add a few ice cubes to the shaker and stir for 1 minute to chill.
  4. Pour into shot glasses.
  5. Toss your cocktail shot in your mouth!
  6. Smile and make some more!

Notes

*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 756mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Pellie

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

A perfect compliment to our annual girl weekend brunch!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

I am so glad you liked them!!

Andrea

Monday 20th of August 2018

Just the perfect size. The salts sound great too.

Bam's Kitchen

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

You should be the poster mom for those back to school staples commercials. You remember the one's where the parents are skipping in the isles because their kids are back to the books. Heck I will drink to that! Here is a toast to you my dear. I love all of you salt collections. I bet the smoked salt really does take this up a notch. Pinned!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

I love back to school! I was singing and running around like a fool! Then laid on the couch and binged Bravo for the whole day! Now I still love that they are gone but not a fan of getting up early to drag their lazy butts out of bed.

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

Monday 5th of September 2016

These are sooooo fun! That salt sounds amazing, too!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Thank you Ashlyn! They are so fun!

Michaela Kenkel

Sunday 4th of September 2016

i love bloody marys!! these shots are perfect!!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Thank you Michaela!