This long weekend has seen many a Caribbean BBQ and social occasion (read: lots of daytime drinking).
I love a good pot luck lunch and it gave me a chance to break out one of my favourite crowd-pleasing snacks – the Bloody Mary Bomb (edible Bloody Mary skewers – what’s not to love??)
Bloody Mary Bombs –
1 punnet Cherry tomatoes
3 sticks of Celery, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
3 rashers of Bacon, chopped into 1″ pieces
3 tbsp Worcester Sauce
1 tbsp Tabasco
1 tsp Lemon Pepper
Jar of pimento stuffed green olives
Mix 1c of vodka (this isn’t exactly a strict measurement, more of a suggestion, use as much as you like) with 3tbsp of Worcester sauce and 1tbsp Tabasco sauce (I like the smoked Tabasco with chipotle chilis) add a tsp of lemon pepper, taste and set aside.
Skewer your tomatos (poking a few different holes all over) and add the celery pieces to the skewers, pour your vodka mixture over the skewers, trying to ensure that they’re evenly coated with the liquid, cover and put aside for a 2-3 hours (or overnight, if you can wait that long)
Meanwhile cut your bacon into 1″ pieces and fry (bonus: sprinkle 1 tbsp of brown sugar over the bacon as it cooks for a brown sugar glaze). Remove from the heat once cooked.
Drain the vodka mixture (into a glass with some ice, if you have any sense – add tomato juice and enjoy!) and add an olive and piece of bacon to each skewer.
Serve proudly (smug look as your dish disappears is optional…)
Makes around 30