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A Tsikoudia Cocktail: Bloddy Mario (Mar-yò)

The tsikoudia cocktail bloody mario made with raki (tsikoudia) and tomato juice

One of the most classic cocktails in the history of bar drinks is the Bloody Mary. It is a divine combination of ingredients not regularly found in cocktails and spirits that compliment the flavor and the textures. What are those ingredients? It is tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce with the clear and neat spirit of Vodka. It is one of the very rare savory cocktails that are combined to give a fulfilling taste. Vodka being clean taste companies with everything sweet, sour and salty.But it is not the only spirit that can be used. Tequila for example has many qualities that make it savory. We actually did the salsa shots a while back that identifies and compliments that particular quality of the Tequila. The substitution of Vodka with Tequila is actually called, brilliantly, Bloody Maria. Today we are combining another savory drink the Tsikoudia (raki) that is also savory and combines excellently with flavors like tomato and cucumber. The name of it? Bloody Mario, the Cretian nickname of Maria.

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Salsa Shots

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You probably saw the other two recipes on salsa. They are very good but done again and again. Not of course with the same flare but done never the less. However I discovered something astonishing. While I was sipping down the tequila with the tomato salsa, I figured that the salsa tasted better when the tequila was in the mix. So I got this strange idea to try a salsa shot. How? Just make the tomato or mango-pineapple salsa as is described before. Once you left them in the refrigerator for a while spoon out some of the juice that came out.

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