Pizza Bloody Mary Shots

These Pizza Bloody Mary Shots are fun shots to serve for happy hour or brunch! A tangy Bloody Mary like flavor with a real “cheese” rim!

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A Fun, Brunch Cocktail

I seem to have tomato on my mind this week. First it was the Homemade Marinara Sauce, then we made these Eggplant Parmesan Toasts…now it’s time for cocktails.

Friday night was always pizza night in my house growing up. We all used to get so excited at the idea of that pizza coming to the house – my dad picked it up – we could never wait for delivery. We wanted it as soon as possible.

These Pizza Bloody Mary Shots are a delicious, boozy stand in for when you want yourself a pizza flavor fix in the form of a cocktail.

What Makes These Pizza Bloody Mary Shots Taste Like Pizza?

What makes these shots so good is that you flavor the tomato juice with fresh basil, garlic, oregano and a few shots of pepperoncini brine from the jar of peppers. (Don’t worry, you’re going to need the peppers for garnish)

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SO after a few hours you have this totally amazing flavored tomato juice that you’re going to use as the base for your shooters. All that’s left to add is the booze.

Vodka here, and a lot of it. I’m doing about a 50/50 ratio of juice to vodka – these are shots after all. You can take it, I promise. Once you mix those together it’s time for the garnish.

I grabbed black olives, fresh mozzarella balls and then the peppers and fresh basil. Now for the best part…the parmesan cheese crisp rim.

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Do NOT, I repeat do NOT skip the rim here. The cheese crisps are what make this Pizza Bloody Mary Shots actually taste like pizza. It’s pretty amazing once you try it. You can find these parmesan crisps in the deli section of your grocery store.

Now take a look at that. It’s like an appetizer and a cocktail all in one!

The only thing that makes these Pizza Shots even better is if you’re actually having a pizza for dinner too.

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Pizza Shots

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x

These fun pizza flavored shots are perfect for serving at happy hour or brunch! A real “cheese” rim with all the garnish!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 3 tablespoons pepperoncini brine from the jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves of garlic, slightly bruised with the side of a knife
  • 2 sprigs of basil

For garnish

  • Fresh Mozzarella balls
  • Black olives
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  • Basil Leaves
  • Crushed parmesan cheese crisps like Cello brand (2 oz. bag) for rimming the glasses

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, combine the tomato juice, vodka, pepper brine, oregano and garlic cloves. Stir and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Rim the glasses by dipping the rims in corn syrup (Or you can use olive oil but I think the corn syrup sticks better) and then the crushed parmesan crisps.
  3. Strain the tomato juice mixture evenly between the shot glasses.
  4. Assemble the garnish on tooth picks and lay across each glass.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from the Food Network Magazine.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: shot recipes, vodka drinks, vodka shots, brunch cocktails, drinks for brunch

 

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