Food and drink options at annual Super Bowl shindigs can get stale. There are all the usual suspects — wings, light beer, chips, dip — but there are ways to put a twist on your average football fare.
Instead of serving up classic Bloody Marys as kick-off recovery beverages this Super Bowl, why not give it a Texas twist and serve up a tequila-based Bloody Maria, instead?
Nothing is guaranteed to get passions rising like a shot of tequila. Blanco works best for a tequila-based bloody, but the only limit is your imagination — and we guess your liquor cabinet (damn Texas liquor laws).
Take a cue from local Bloody Maria champion Down House, which make its with blanco tequila and mezcal for a deep, smoky flavor that tastes as though that greasy bacon you were craving is already right in your drink.
Ninfa's on Navigation's iteration, created by chef Alex Padilla, incorporates all the ingredients you'd find in a classic Bloody Mary — horseradish, Worcestershire, black pepper, celery salt — with a decidedly south-of-the-border bent by adding cayenne, lime juice, paprika and Tapatio sauce.
Have your own tried-and-true Bloody Maria recipe? Share in the comments.