Creative, sassy and full of heat, like Miami itself, this exquisite Mary is mixed with fresh citrus and coconut flavors. A simple garnish of fruit is all that’s necessary to complete this captivatingly spicy cocktail.
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 wedge lime
12 fluid ounces Spicy Hot V8® juice (about 1 1/2 cups), chilled
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (try one with a blend of habanero, ghost and ancho peppers)
How to make it
Place the coconut water, ancho chile powder and salt into a blender. Cover and blend until the mixture is finely ground. Pour the coconut mixture onto a plate. Rub the cut side of the lime wedge around the rims of 2 glasses. Dip the rims into the coconut mixture to coat. Fill the glasses with ice.
Stir the vegetable juice, vodka, orange juice, coconut water, lime juice, celery salt and hot pepper sauce in a pitcher. Season to taste. Pour the vegetable mixture into the glasses.
Serving Suggestion: Garnish with skewers of sliced lime and/or orange.