Cocktails Recipes

Bloody Mary

Makes 2 cocktails

INGREDIENTS

For the rimmer:

Lime wedge, 1 teaspoon Spicy Bruchetta Salt, 2 teaspoons raw sugar,
2 teaspoons sea salt

For the garnish:

1 strip of candied bacon, two sautéed shrimp, celery stalk,

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix lime juice, Ritrovo Selections Tomato Balsamic Vinegar, Worchester sauce, horseradish, and Fior di Maiella Spice Bruschetta Salt in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker half-way with ice cubes and add the vodka and tomato or V-8 juice and shake vigorously.
  3. Mix the rimmer ingredients on a saucer, rub half the rim of two high-ball glasses with a wedge of lime and dip into the rimmer mixture.
  4. Fill glasses with ice and poor in the Bloody Mary mix.
  5. Garnish with a celery stick, sautéed shrimp, and a skewer of candied bacon topped with an olive.

Candied Bacon

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top.
  2. Toss the bacon with the Ritrovo Selections Tomato Balsamic Vinegar and the brown sugar, mixing until all strips are covered.
  3. Lay out the bacon strips on the cooling rack making sure that non overlap. Sprinkle with the Fior di Maiella Spicy Bruschetta Salt
  4. Bake the bacon 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pan once during baking to ensure the bacon is cooking evenly. Start checking the bacon around 18 minutes, as some slices will cook faster.
  5. The bacon is done when the brown sugar is melted, and the bacon is a deep brown color. The bacon will continue to crisp up as it cools, so it’s okay if it’s not completely crispy now.
  6. Let the bacon cool on the wire rack for a few minutes. When the bacon strips are cool enough to touch, weave a cocktail skewer through each one, set aside and allow to cool.
  7. Candied bacon can be kept in the fridge for a few days and reheats well in a skillet over low heat.

Spicy Shrimp

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound fresh large shrimp, shelled, deveined and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • ½-1 teaspoon Spicy Bruschetta Salt

DIRECTIONS

Heat 2 tablespoons of EVOO in a heavy skillet, arrange shrimp in the pan so they are not touching, sprinkle with the For di Maiella Spicy Bruschetta Salt and sauté until just cooked…about 2-3 minutes per side. Allow to cool and garnish Bloody Mary’s with a few; save the rest to toss with pasta or eat on their own.

About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+

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Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture.
Connect with me on Google+