The tequila-based version of a Bloody Mary takes inspiration from the original vodka or gin bloody with a south-of-the-border flair. For this non-alc version featuring our Tequila Alternative, we substitute the traditional Tabasco and lemon for Tapatio and lime. Garnish with roasted jalapeno, chorizo, escabeche, even a section of a quesadilla if you like, and you have yourself a meal in (and on) a glass.
2 oz. Ritual Tequila Alternative
4 oz. tomato juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
A few dashes of Tapatio or Cholula hot sauce, to taste
2 tsp prepared horseradish
1 lime wedge
1 pinch chipotle salt
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch smoked paprika
Celery stalk for garnish
Roll the moistened rim of a pint glass in chipotle salt. Set aside. Squeeze the lime wedge into a shaker with ice. Add the remaining ingredients and shake. Strain into prepared pint glass with ice. Garnish with your favorite snacks.