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Hot Trend: Signature Drinks

Signature drinks add an extra special vibe to your event bar! We love this new twist on an old favorite:

Blonde Bloody Mary:

4 1/2 pounds yellow tomatoes, diced

1 cup vodka

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Tabasco

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Ice

12 celery sticks

Working in batches, puree the tomatoes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Over a bowl, strain the tomato puree through a fine filter. Add the vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco to the strained puree and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice. This mix can also be made ahead and refrigerated overnight.

Any kind of Bloody Mary deserves appropriate garnishing. Grilling and skewer season is among us so why not incorporate this into our drinks? Throw any or all of these garnishes on a skewer to create the ultimate Bloody Mary concoction:

  • BaconSignature Drink Side
  • Beef jerky
  • Celery
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Stuffed olives
  • Pickles
  • Tater tots
  • Mini corn cobs
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Cucumber spears
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Jumbo shrimp
  • Toast
  • Pickled okra

…the list goes on and on… get creative!