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Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Make the Best Spicy Bloody Mary Infusion

Now, this is a fun do ahead mixture for the best Spicy Bloody Mary.   We always have an extra "pickle jar" of this bloody mary infusion mix in the freezer ready for those special occasions when we have a fun brunch or when the craving hits.

It takes a basket of peppers, onions and other veggies, a hot grill and a little bit of time.

This drink brings such sweet memories of our eldest daughter's wedding. She chose to be married on the bank of "The River",  (that's what my son-in-law calls it "The River") this is where they go each year with numerous other friends and their families to have fun with their boats and other river craft.  They set up huge tent picnic areas and just enjoyed great company and water fun. 
My daughter and her sweet hubby chose to be married at their annual outing when all their friends would be in attendance and then have fun in the sun.  Yes, I did wear a bathing suit to my daughter's wedding! 
 They were married early in the morning on the bank of the river and we made Bloody Mary's to serve the guests and toast the new couple. This is now known as the drink of "The River" and we are the parents that brought pickle jars of liquor to the wedding!  What fun!!
 Oh yes, we are total CLASS!  

So grab some peppers and onions and let's get this infusion going!

Sliced vegetables and peppers grilled and charred and are smelling amazing.

All those charred veggies swimming in vodka awaiting their time to make our favorite Bloody Mary.

Bloody Mary Infusion

  • 3-quart container 
  • 1 1/2 lbs Poblanos chiles
  • 1 1/2 lbs red bell peppers
  • 1 lb onions, cut into 1" slices
  • 1 Cucumber, cut in half, lengthwise and peeled
  • 2 Chipotle chiles
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 6 cups of vodka
1. Place poblano chiles, bell peppers, onion slices and cucumber on stove top grill or outside over hot coals
2. Grill until chiles and peppers are blackened and onion and cucumber are browned, remove from grill.
3. Place peppers and chiles in a paper bag and twist to close. Allow to steam until cool.
4. After the chiles and peppers are cool, remove stems, seeds, and skin (*Tip-use plastic gloves)
5. Place all the grilled veggies in the jar along with the garlic, chipotle chiles, garlic, and celery.
6. Fill with vodka
7. Place in fridge for at least a week but up to a month.
8. If not used within a month, remove the veggies and freeze the liquid.
Beverage directions
1. Fill a glass with ice, add a shot or two of the infused vodka and fill with tomato juice or v-8.
2. Stir and top with sea salt and black pepper to taste
3. Garnish with celery and olives, optional.
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  1. Salivating over your bloody mary! YUM!

  2. Now that looks like our type of bloody Mary! Got some kick to it! Love it Evelyn!

  3. Sounds like it was a really sweet wedding! :)

    I've never had a Bloody Mary, or any alcoholic drink really... Even a few sips and I feel totally drunk so I don't really drink lol!

  4. I don't have a Bloody Mary recipe so this is perfect!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! I can't wait to see what you link up next week!


  5. Yum!!! And have you ever noticed, you really can't drink a bloody mary if it doesn't have a stalk of celery in it for stirring!

    I love the idea of getting married outdoors or anywhere else that fits the couple! The location really doesn't matter -- I hope they will have many happy years!

  6. Thanks for sharing such beautiful memories, nature is the most beautiful place of all!

  7. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  8. Yummy!! And that certainly sounds like a fabulous wedding!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. I love this post. My youngest daughter would so love a wedding by the river with bloody marys. Awesome recipe. Could definitely go for one right NOW. :D

  10. My husband would love this. He loves bloody mary's. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  11. Ooh yum, this sounds GREAT! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  12. I MUST try this!!!!! YUM!!!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  13. Okay, I don't drink, but looking at this drink makes me think I can do this without the liquor! Looks really good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back and vote on Sunday!

  14. Just to let you know that I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! come on over and collect your award @

    Natasha xx

  15. This looks awesome! :)Love me some bloody marys! :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here:
    Thanks, Cindy

    1. Thanks for stopping by and linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I appreciate it! We had over 110 recipes! We hope that you stop back next week to help make it a huge success again! :) I have tweeted and pinned your entry to the Gluten Free Fridays board on pinterest! :)

  16. This sounds awesome! I'm sure you won't mind I'm going to share it on my Facebook page for the tomato pary I'm having today!

  17. Wow, FAB! Who doesn't love a bloody mary for weekend brunch? Thanks for sharing! New follower from Foodie Fridays

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    1. Thank you for your comments and for stopping by:)

  19. That's some recipe! It sounds really good too. Love the wedding story, I too love something different and not everyday run of the mill celebrations. Thanks for linking with me :)

  20. Thanks so much for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday! This looks so refreshing!

  21. That looks so delicious! Bloody Marys are my favorite drinks. my friend and I keep talking about having a Bloody Mary party. Each bring our own recipes and try each others. This just might be mine. YUM!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Have a great night...Julie

  22. Sounds like the best wedding ever! and those look delicious!

  23. I bet that party was a total blast! I've never had a Bloody Mary, but it sounds like it is full of flavor! Hope you enjoyed your trip ... Can't wait to see some pictures! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week! I hope to see you again Tuesday! :)

  24. Sounds like the wedding was tons of fun! Much more relaxing for the all involved. I've only had bloody mary's maybe twice in my life, but nothing like these one's! I bet they are sooooo much better than your average bloody mary ;)

    Thanks for linking up to my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

  25. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. I'm always up for a cocktail recipe. :D Thanks for sharing. I featured you this week on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

  27. This looks wonderful (as in, I wish I had a glass right now!), and the wedding sounds like it was wonderful too. Thanks for linking up at Sweet Saturday !!

  28. This looks so refreshing. Thanks for stopping by, Show Me What You Got Tuesday's at ODH.

    Mrs. Delightful

  29. Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing at The "Sunday Stop". Did you know that your link "The Best Parties on the Block" says that there is no such page? Thought you should know that your link is not working.

  30. If I like tomato juice - this is definitely something I would try. :-) Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  31. Thanks for sharing at Show Off Friday! I hope you have a fantastic week!

  32. What a wedding and what a bloody mary! Feel free to drop by and class up my parties with pickle jars of this anytime. ANYtime!
    Thanks for linking this week.

  33. The wedding sounds wonderful. I don't drink alcohol, but must admit, looks super refreshing. The grilled veggies look yum. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  34. Your daughters wedding sounds lovely, byo alcohol bottles sounds even better to me!
    This drink looks so delicious I like my Marys with a bit of bite to them :)

  35. My best friend loves a good bloody Mary. Gonna have to give it a try!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi

  36. How fun and it looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! Hope to see you again this week :) - Trish

  37. This looks so amazing! I love a good bloody Mary, but don't drink very often, but I might just have to cut loose & try this! Thanks for linking up. I hope you get a chance to link up again because its party time @

  38. You had me at bloody mary! Thanks for bringing this to the Oldie's party! Hope to see you back there next week.

  39. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

  40. Hey! I just popped over from Do Small Things with Love's Happy Hour Friday! Your Bloody Mary Infusion Mix looks AWESOME!!! I WILL be doing this this weekend! Thanks for posting!

  41. I'm thrilled to be featuring this drink in today's roundup!


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