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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spicy Crystal Head Bloody Mary inspired by Attack of the Killer Tomatoes {food 'n flix}

 For Immediate Release from the office of the President of the United States: 

A team of specialists had been put together to stop this threat.  This team will be headed by Mason Dixon, and includes a disguise expert, a Navy diver, an Olympic swimmer, and a soldier (with parachute).

Proceed with extreme caution, tomatoes have already killed several people.  Most attack outright, but a few isolated incidents include tomatoes juicing themselves and disguising as a popular beverage.  One glass will cause immediate death.

These fruits (yes, they are fruits) have been known to cower upon hearing the song Puberty Love.  If possible, stay armed with a copy of this tune at all times.  If you encounter a tomato, play song loudly and stomp on tomato to eliminate the threat.

Once you have eliminated the threat via smashing, combine with some form of alcohol to eliminate all harmful toxins.  May I recommend one particularly good option...some even believe it has magical properties - Crystal Head Vodka.  Although the bottle looks like a skull and some may associate that with death, it is only the death of that nasty "killer tomato virus" that will occur, as the Crystal Skull is actually a symbol of life, spiritual power, and enlightenment.
So, once you've helped rid the world of killer tomatoes, why not kick off your celebration in style with one (or two) of these Spicy Crystal Head Bloody Mary's...

Spicy Crystal Head Bloody Mary

by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage tomatoes alcohol vodka Halloween

Ingredients (serves 1)
    for the rim:
    • 1 Tbs. sea salt
    • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
    • ½ tsp. celery salt
    • lemon wedge
    to garnish:
    • 1 tender, leafy celery stick
    • 1 pimento-stuffed green olive
    • 1 slice salami
    • 1 small pickled jalapeño
    • 1 lemon wedge
    for cocktail:
    • ice cubes
    • ¾ c. Spicy Vegetable or Tomato Juice (preferably low-sodium)
    • 1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • couple dashes Worcestershire Sauce
    • pinch celery salt
    • 2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
    Combine ingredients for rim on a small plate. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass and invert it onto the salt mixture; coat rim well.

    Prepare a skewer of all the garnish ingredients, except the celery.

    Put a few ice cubes into the prepared glass and then add all the ingredients for the cocktail, in order listed. Stir with the celery stick, then set the garnish on top and serve. Enjoy!

    I like to have a little bowl full of extra garnish ingredients to munch on while sipping this Bloody Mary. Because really, a Bloody Mary is like a meal to me.
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    Elizabeth from The Law Student's Cookbook is hosting this round of Food 'n Flix. You still have time to cook up something inspired by Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - submissions aren't due until October 28th!
    *I received one little sample-size bottle of Crystal Head Vodka for free. I bought the other one all on my own. And I would have bought a "regular" size bottle were it not the price of a small country.  Kidding...sort of.

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