Who says that the days where you served shots to your friends instead of canapes at a party have to be over? These delicious Bloody Mary Prawn shots will add just the right amount of sophistication and fun for your next dinner party! We served these delicious shots as a welcome drink/appetiser at our NYE party and we made a few extra without the prawns for our veggie friends. I found this recipe in December’s Foodies magazine, but the original is actually from Good Housekeeping.
Bloody Mary Prawn Shots
Makes 16 | Prep 15 mins | No Cooking
Easy | Gluten and Dairy Free | Can be made vegan
Tip: If you want to get ahead you can mix the Bloody Mary mix and assemble the skewers up to 24 hrs in advance, cover and chill.
To make vegan: Make a few (or all) shots without a prawn and maybe have two olives onto a skewer instead!
- 500 ml good-quality tomato juice, chilled
- 150 ml vodka
- 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice , plus a little extra for the glasses
- 2-3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp Tabasco
- 1 tsp celery salt and ground black pepper
- 2 tsp crushed sea salt
- 1 lemon, sliced and cut into 16 small pieces
- 16 pitted green olives
- 16 large cooked tail-on prawns
Mix the tomato juice, vodka, lemon zest and juice into a large non-metallic jug. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and a pinch of salt. Stir well and add more to taste. Cover and chill for at least 1hr or until ready to serve.
To serve, mix the celery salt, pepper and sea salt together on a small plate. Dip the rims of 16 shot glasses into a little lemon juice or water to wet, then dip into the salt and pepper mix to coat the edge. Set aside.
When ready to serve, thread a lemon slice, green olive and prawn on to 16 cocktail sticks. Carefully pour the Bloody Mary into the shot glasses, and place a cocktail stick on the side of each glass.
Original recipe from Foodies Magazine issue Dec 2018/Good Housekeeping, available online here.