Mary Poppers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
These loaded bloody marys will quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger at the same time! Swap vodka for mezcal and garnish with Tex-Mex appetizers like jalapeno poppers and quesadilla wedges.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Mix the tomato juice, mezcal, lime juice, orange juice, adobo and oregano in a small pitcher; set aside. Arrange the jalapeno poppers on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, turning halfway through, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the tortilla chips in a resealable plastic bag and finely crush with a skillet or rolling pin. Mix with the chili powder, lime zest, orange zest and ? teaspoon salt in a small shallow bowl; set aside.
  3. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tortilla, then cover with the cheese and the remaining tortilla. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip, adding the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to the skillet, and cook until the tortilla is golden and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 more minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 6 wedges.
  4. Thread the jalapeno poppers, quesadilla wedges and some pickled jalapeno slices onto the top half of two 12-inch wooden skewers. Moisten the rim of 2 pint glasses and press in the tortilla chip mixture. Fill the glasses with ice and the tomato juice mixture. Garnish with the skewers.