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Winey Mary: Blood Mary meets Red Wine

Our Improve Cooking Challenge puts two ingredients together and challenges us to make a dish with those ingredients!  For February we were challenged to make something from red wine and Italian seasoning!  For my submission, I recreated a cocktail I had long ago when my husband and I ate at a steak restaurant in Minneapolis. It was called a Winey Mary.

According to various resources on the web, a Winey Mary is a Bloody Mary that uses red wine as part of the ingredients.  My concoction includes Italian seasoning and I think it is a winner!  I hope you do, too.

Winey Mary

Winey Mary is a Bloody Mary and red wine. Garnish this with meatballs!

4 oz red wine
3 oz vodka
2 oz Bloody Mary Mix
1 t lemon juice
1 t pepperoncini juice
1 t Italian seasoning
1 t A-1 sauce

In a shaker glass, combine all the ingredients and shake until ingredients are blended and cold. Pour into a pint glass filled halfway with ice.  Garnish with your favorite Bloody Mary garnish. You can also rim the glass with celery salt.

Favorite garnishes:

Meatballs on a stick (to carry through the Italian theme)
Candied bacon
Celery stick with the leaves still attached

I consider a Bloody Mary an any-time-of-the-year cocktail, so you can make this now or save it for the summer. This would be a great appetizer for a BBQ!  Mix it up for a Girls Night Out or a Game Night with friends. I would even serve this at a Sunday Brunch.  What about you?

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Improv Cooking Challenge: February 2019

Ingredients: Wine and Italian Seasoning

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  1. This would be a drink my husband would enjoy. I can't wait to show the recipe to him.

  2. This sounds like a great drink. I need to give this a taste and see if I like it. I do like that there is candied bacon!

  3. Interesting. I have been known to indulge in a Bloody Mary from time to time but have never tried it with win. Oh yeah so trying this for our next brunch.

  4. This is a recipe that my friends would love. Looking forward to making this for our next brunch.

  5. We don't drink any kind of alcohol so this is not something we would make. Sure some of our friends would enjoy making and enjoying this drink.

  6. Now this sounds like such a delicious drink, what a great mix of flavours included it in. I could imagine making it for a party for sure!

  7. My husband can never pass up a good Bloody Mary, especially if it includes candied bacon! Since your recipe involves red wine, I think I'll have to give it a try too.

  8. I'm not too sure about this. lol It might be too much for me although I'm sure other people would enjoy it.

  9. Bloody Mary is my favorite drink. I've never had the wine version though.

  10. A Bloody Mary with red wine?? Interesting...I may have to try this!

  11. This sounds interesting! I think I would really like the combination.

  12. Wow! This recipe making me so amazed! I really love the uniqueness of this drink. Love this so much!

  13. This looks delicious and I'm not even a bloody mary fan. I will have to try this out soon.

  14. My mom would so love this recipe when she has her group meetings.

  15. Anonymous12:21 PM

    Somehow I never tried a Bloddy Mary. I don't drink often, but I would be willing to give this one a try!

  16. This sounds like a really interesting drink. I've never actually tried a Bloody Mary but the other half loves them :)

    Louise x

  17. This sounds like a great drink. I need to give this a try and see if I like it. Can't wait!

  18. This is very creative! What a fun challenge, I like the ideas of meatballs as a garnish. I have never had a bloody mary before. It does seem like the perfect addition for Sunday brunch.

  19. Sweetie and BIL would probably love this one. Thinking Babushka will have to introduce them to the recipe soon. Great combo of ingredients.


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