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Since moving to America this year I’ve been on the quest to find every possible american tradition to try it.
Go raspberry picking, check, picnics on summer, check, giving a housewarming gift (and actually figuring out what housewarming gift actually meant) check, decorating the home/patio/car/cat (at least if I had one I’m pretty sure I would decorate it too) with pumpkins for fall, check.
Throw me one and I probably already done it, or planning to do it.
So obviously when I heard that Homegate Football parties were a tradition too I found myself with the STRONG (yes in capitals because it was really strong!) desire to host one.
I decided to make it on a Sunday, serve lots of Bloody Mary (because Sundays call for Bloody Mary don’t matter what the occasion) and eat as much snacks as we possibly could, oh and obviously watch some football, because well that´s the reason why you hosted the homegate in first place (actually I did it for the Bloody Mary but maybe that’s just me)
But, truth to be told I’m not an expert when it comes to cocktails, for some reason I never get a good kick, the flavors perfectly right, or the perfect amount of spiciness/sourness/bitterness it’s not that my cocktails are horrible is just that they are not bar material.
But you know what I’m good at? serving them! I love to decorate them and add as much delicious bits to them as I can (another reason to love Bloody Mary you can literally decorate them with all the things that your heart desires)
So I went shopping at 12 am in the night, because if there is something that I love more than cupcakes, is shopping for normal things at the most random hours.
Yep, I’m that person that you find at the supermarket at 3 am with a pack on hangers, 2 limes, a pound of cheese, some sweet tea and a box of cookies.
And that you ask what is this person doing here? Why is she buying things that don’t seem logical at all? Answer: I need them, so obviously I went at 12 am in the night, it was my Saturday plan because I’m intense like that.
For me, a night out means shopping at the supermarket and trying on some unicorn onesies of the pajamas section (I may or may not have lots of pictures wearing one).
I went to Walmart (aka the king of 24/7) and bought the solution to all my cocktail problems
The ready made Traditional LiDestri Bloody Mary
Yup, it comes ready, like you don’t have to do anything else ready, like you can drink it straight from the pouch ready, you can also find it at Wegmans and you can buy all the stock because they last 9 months!! (Bloody Mary for everyone and for ever people!!)
Hey that’s me, in the liquor aisle of Walmart (pre-unicorn onesie fashion show)
But my favorite part is the pouch, because of that little push button pour spout you don’t have to serve it in a jar or anything (which means less dishes, which means a happy Ana), also it’s recyclable and it’s super easy to carry (check that handle over there) and we all know that easy to carry means tailgating, picnic and concert perfect.
I also bought some sprinkles, marshmallows and colorful candies.
And on Sunday I prepared everything, it took 2 minutes flat.
Seriously, super cool Bloody Mary, that tastes just like the one you would find at a posh brunch restaurant, in 2 minutes (and for like 1/72648267 of the price because each pouch of LiDestri Bloody Mary holds a LOT of Bloody Mary, 2 750ml bottles if you are curious)
So here are the steps to make a Bloody Mary in 2 Minutes:
1st: Buy a pouch of ready made Bloody Mary
2nd: Pick 2 liquor intensities, so there are options for everyone. I served one straight form the pouch (my personal favorite!!!) , because it has the perfect balance of Bloody Mary flavor and alcohol kick, and one with a little bit of vodka. No need to add more spices or anything it’s great by its own
3rd: Rim the glasses with sprinkles!!! Because you know that I’m a sprinkle lover and everything with sprinkles looks a million times more party material (yes, I’m a firm believer that sprinkles alone can make a party)
4th: Prepare some sweet kebobs!! I told you that I love love love decorating cocktails so I had to do some edible decorations to serve them.
I did 3 because I love the variety but you can pick only 1 if you prefer.
How to make Edible Kebobs to use as Bloody Mary decorations
- Painted marshmallows: I grabbed jumbo sized marshmallows and painted them with a tiny drop of food coloring (really tiny)
- Hard candies & chewy candies mix: I LOVE this candy kebobs, if you are going to stay with only one please please please choose this one. You need some hard candies (with a hole in the middle) and some chewy candies, then you just layer them and that’s pretty much it.
- Mini marshmallows, because everything miniature is instantly cute.
and I know I said that I only made 3, but it’s because I bought the 4th ready, a rock candy lollipop, best. decision. ever
Oh and you know what is pretty cool? You can actually customize them to be of the colors of you team!!
And that’s it, you just made yourself a Bloody Mary of your wildest candy dreams in less than the time it takes to say wildest candy dreams
Love a super spicy Bloody Mary? You can also find a LiDestri Bloody Mary on a Spicy version
You can check a lot more of Bloody Mary recipes here. And tell me what are your favorite Bloody Mary mix ins?
- 1½ Cup LiDestri Bloody Mary
- 1 Shot of vodka (optional)
- Around 3 Tbsp sprinkles (to rim the glass)
- 4 Bamboo skewers
- Mini marshmallows
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- food coloring
- Hard candy
- Chewy candy
- 1 Rock candy lollipop
- Dip the rim of your glass in water, and then dip it on a bowl of sprinkles.
- Add some ice, the LiDestri Bloody Mary and the vodka
- Add a tiny drop of food coloring to each jumbo marshmallow and with the help of your fingers rub it until they are painted.
- Dip the pointy end of the skewer in water and slice it through the marshmallows and candies.
- Cut the skewers so you have different altitudes and place them on the glass
- Decorate with a Rock Candy lollipop