#2: The Chewy Bloody Mary
2 oz vodka
3 oz pasta sauce
1 oz salsa
1 packet Taco Bell hot sauce
Stir everything together in a glass. Add lots of ice. For best results, use a straw. The pasta sauce is surprisingly sweet, and if you add enough salsa to balance it out, what you end up with is so disconcertingly chunky that it resembles something that violently exits your mouth, not something that ought to be going in.
…or, Bloody Marys That Should Never Have Been
#1. The Bloody Colada
Ingredients: 2 oz pineapple juice, 2 oz Bloody Mary mix, 1 jigger of rum, 1 oz cream of coconut, 1/2 oz lemon juice, and 1 scoop of ice.
Directions: When you’re trying to make a strawberry pina colada, be sure not to grab just any bottle of red liquid.
This came to me on a health-tip-of-the-day service offered through my employer. It should sound very familiar!
*** Today’s Tip: TOMATO DRINK
For a healthy addition to a brunch or breakfast, combine ice, 1½ cups
tomato juice, one celery stalk, one tablespoon lemon juice, and
perhaps a dash of pepper and hot sauce. Blend until smooth. Garnish
with another crisp celery stalk. This refreshing drink is low in
calories, a great source of many vitamins and counts toward your
recommended three to five servings of veggies for the day! If your
doctor recommends that you limit sodium, consider using a low-sodium
Bloody Mary Pumpkin Seeds
seeds from 1 large pumpkin, cleaned and dried on parchment paper
olive oil in a can (like nonstick spray)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or chipotle powder
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
Spread pumpkin seeds evenly on cookie sheet. Spray or mist with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasonings, then bake in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Stir the seeds around every 5 minutes to toast evenly. Seeds may not change color but they will be crisp when done. Enjoy!