A Less Bloodier Bloody Mary

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Maybe it was Sex and the City or maybe it was the pure necessity of it because of crazy shenanigans the night before, but either way, brunch has always been in vogue. It all just sounds so appealing: roll out of bed late, get dressed as if you didn’t, and then consume a delightful array of food that isn’t limited to breakfast fare (but isn’t as boring as your typical lunch). The clincher: on top of all of that, you can handle your hangover in the most adult way possible— by masking it with the ultimate brunch drink, the Bloody Mary. Do understand, though, that the spicy tomato taste isn’t for the faint of heart, so here’s a savory alternative to the brunch staple.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 6 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 medium pineapple (peeled, cored and cut into long strips)
  • 2 yellow peppers (cored and sliced into strips about 1-inch thick)
  • 2 limes (halved)

Put It Together

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Now, let’s whip up some alcohol magic. Slice the jalapeño in half, lengthwise, then use a spoon to scrape the seeds into a small mixing bowl. Pour the tequila over the seeds in the bowl, then let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer immediately, discard the seeds, and refrigerate the tequila while you complete the rest of the steps for making the juices. Now, juice the pineapple. Then, take the pulp and juice it a second time around (you need to put it through your juicer a second time to make sure you get all the juice out of it that you can). Refrigerate this juice and move on to juicing the yellow pepper. Juice the yellow pepper and then juice the two limes as well.

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Woohoo almost there! It’s time to assemble this cocktail. Fill your four glasses with a few ice cubes. In a large shaker (or mason jar, because you’re cool like that) combine 6 ounces of tequila, 6 ounces pineapple juice, 6 ounces yellow pepper juice, and 2 ounces lime juice. Shake everything together and then pour it over the ice into the four glasses. Cross your legs like a lady and indulge in this cocktail that is anything but prim and proper.

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