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Bloody Mary Prawn Shots

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  • Time preparation 15 minutes, plus chilling
  • Serve Serves 16

These flavourful shots make a fabulous festive canapé; sweet, succulent prawns are the perfect match for the spicy Bloody Mary

Recipe taken from Christmas with Good Housekeeping (HarperCollins, £18.99)
  • 500ml good-quality tomato juice, chilled
  • 150ml vodka
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus a little extra juice for the glasses
  • 2–3 tsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • To serve:
  • 1 tsp each celery salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsps crushed sea salt and cut into small pieces
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 16 caper berries or pitted green olives
  • 16 large cooked tail-on prawns

Measure the tomato juice, vodka and lemon zest and juice into a large non- metallic jug. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a pinch of salt. Stir well and add more Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco to taste depending on how spicy you like it.

Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Mix the celery salt, pepper and sea salt together on a small plate. Dip the rims of 16 shot glasses into a little lemon juice or water to wet the rim only, then dip into the salt and pepper mix to coat the edges. Set aside.

When ready to serve, thread a lemon slice, caper berry, or olive, and a prawn on to 16 cocktail sticks. Carefully pour the Bloody Mary into the shot glasses, and place a filled cocktail stick on top of each glass.

Ingredients

  • 500ml good-quality tomato juice, chilled
  • 150ml vodka
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus a little extra juice for the glasses
  • 2–3 tsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • To serve:
  • 1 tsp each celery salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsps crushed sea salt and cut into small pieces
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 16 caper berries or pitted green olives
  • 16 large cooked tail-on prawns

Method

Measure the tomato juice, vodka and lemon zest and juice into a large non- metallic jug. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a pinch of salt. Stir well and add more Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco to taste depending on how spicy you like it.

Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Mix the celery salt, pepper and sea salt together on a small plate. Dip the rims of 16 shot glasses into a little lemon juice or water to wet the rim only, then dip into the salt and pepper mix to coat the edges. Set aside.

When ready to serve, thread a lemon slice, caper berry, or olive, and a prawn on to 16 cocktail sticks. Carefully pour the Bloody Mary into the shot glasses, and place a filled cocktail stick on top of each glass.

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