Spicy Bloody Mary Shrimp Shots

by jerseygirl on December 31, 2011 · 25 comments

Appetizers are always my favorite part of a meal. In fact, tonight’s dinner celebration will be all appetizers. Really, who doesn’t love finger food?  I also love Bloody Marys. They are my favorite brunch drink. I don’t mind drinking them at any time of the day or night, especially if I am eating seafood. So I put my fondness of appetizers, Bloody Mary’s and seafood all together in one shot glass. Aren’t they cute?

We can’t forget the tomatoes! As I have professed  my love for canned tomatoes before, now I am telling you they REALLY make me happy. The can of Red Gold tomatoes is what started this whole recipe. I decided to make my own Bloody Mary mix and it sure did pay off. Now I have a delicious concoction of tomatoes, broth, celery salt and fresh lemon just blending together in my refrigerator waiting for some shrimp to come along.  Since I like spicy, I used tomatoes with chilies. If you would like a milder drink, you can use regular tomatoes and add a little hot sauce to your liking.

I made these drinks in shot glasses which are great for a crowd but if you would rather have a cozy party for two, you can serve them in martini glasses. I garnished them with olives but lemon wedges, celery or any pickled veggies would work. The amount of vodka you add is up to you. They can even be made non alcoholic but that would be a shame. You can purchase already cooked shrimp but I prefer to make my own spiced shrimp cocktail.  Then I have plenty of leftover shrimp to nibble on.

Here’s toasting to the new year! I’ll have some champagne tonight but tomorrow I am ready for a Bloody Mary.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Spicy Bloody Mary Shrimp Shots

1 (10 oz) can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies (use plain tomatoes if you don’t like spicy)

8 oz chicken broth (vegetable broth can be substituted)

1/2 tsp celery seed

a dash of Worcestershire sauce

1 TBS sugar

the zest and juice of half a lemon

seasoned salt, to taste

4 ounces of vodka (or adjust to the amount you like)

16 to 20 cocktail shrimp

green olives for garnish

In a blender, add the can of tomatoes and process until smooth. Put the tomatoes in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Add broth, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and lemon. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. Add seasoned salt to taste. Refrigerate mixture to cool. Flavors will blend best in a few hours. Add the vodka to the mixture. Garnish with shrimp and olives or your favorite garnishes. Makes 8 to 10 shot glasses. Recipe can easily be doubled.

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Leslie December 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Ohhhh.I can get drunk while eating shrimp???? SCORE!


Pegasuslegend December 31, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I am having shrimp cocktail, it doesnt look this good! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!


Biz January 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

What a wonderful idea! HAPPY NEW YEAR LISA!


Cathy W January 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

What an excellent way to use your canned tomatoes! Appetizers are my favorite part of the meal…next to dessert. ;)Happy New Year!


Anonymous January 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

These look sooooo good!! A great way to start the new year.


Gloria January 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Look delicious:) Happy New Year:)


MaryBeth January 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

How cute are these…A little drink and a snack all in one, love it


Shelby January 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Happy New Year Lisa!! I'm betting you already know I love your appetizer!


That Girl January 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

bloody marys are a great way to start the new year! Especially after a rousing New Year's Eve.


Zee January 2, 2012 at 6:31 am

I have never had something like this before.. Would love to give it a try soon


The Blonde Duck January 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

I hope you had a great New Year!


Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm

omg looks great!


Autumn@Good Eats Girl January 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. Two of my favorite things all in one. Genius! Can't wait to take these to our next gathering with friends!


A SPICY PERSPECTIVE January 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Mmmm. That looks ridiculously good!


teresa January 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

gorgeous and SO delicious, i can practically taste it now! happy new year!


Curt January 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Yes they are! They're very cute. And very tasty looking. And yea, I'm talking about the shrimp and the drink!


DessertForTwo January 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Gorgeous! What a fun party food!

Happy New Year 🙂


Lizzy Do January 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Oh, boy, who wouldn't love these????


Patricia January 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Boy do these look yummy!
Happy New Year!


Feast on the Cheap January 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Oooh, I've been looking for a good bloody mary recipe!


Mrs. L January 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Can I have one of these NOW? 🙂


Catalina January 6, 2012 at 1:54 am

Yum! This reminds me of the shrimp shooters at Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant! Delish!

Happy New Year 🙂


Diane {Created by Diane} January 8, 2012 at 3:27 am

These look great. I recently had some shrimp shots at a party and they were delicious. LOVE that you have them in Spicy Bloody Mary shots!!!
I love you new blog design 🙂


Aggie January 12, 2012 at 8:01 am

I love bloody Mary’s!! And every now and then when we’ve ordered them out we’ve gotten a shrimp and got excited! 🙂
These look amazing!!

And so does your new look! Really love it Lisa!!


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