A Bloody Mary becomes a Bloody Maria when you swap tequila in for vodka. Our twist here is cutting the tomato juice with crimson blood-orange juice. It turns what normally feels like a meal in a glass into a brighter, more refreshing quaff.
We called for a third of a cup of gold tequila for our queso fundido, and it seemed a shame to buy a whole bottle just for that. The tequila's caramel notes are wonderful with the spicy ginger, sweet cassis, and lime in this punch.
Why should food have all the fun? Let liquors take a turn with fresh, seasonal ingredients. You'll find the results are perfect for making summer cocktails in a snap. This infused booze is great simply mixed with seltzer or ginger ale, but try it in a Chile-Citrus Margarita for something special.