The society consulted food and beverage connoisseur, Miguel Hernandez of Viceroy Miami for this fiery recipe. The unique drink got its name and flavor from Venom Salt, a blend of all-natural sea salt and Trinidad Scorpion Pepper. But be warned! This Mary boasts more than just a bite.
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
4 fluid ounces orange-flavored vodka (about 1/2 cup) 1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (try one with a blend of habanero, ghost and ancho peppers)
12 fluid ounces V8® Spicy Hot (about 1 ½ cups)
1 ½ fluid ounces vodka (1 shot or about 3 tablespoons)
5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 pinches Venom® Fusion®Sea Salt
1 tablespoon horseradish
3 pinches ground black pepper
2 tablespooons fresh lemon juice
½ tablespoon Viceroy Miami house-made key lime relish
How to make it
Add the vegetable juice, vodka, Worcestershire, salt, horseradish, black pepper, lemon juice and relish to a mixing glass or cocktail shaker.
Using a smoking gun filled with cherrywood sawdust, smoke the vegetable juice mixture.
Add ice to the mixing glass. Cover and shake to chill. Fill 1 Collins glass with ice. Strain the vegetable juice mixture into the glass.
Serving Suggestion: Garnish with your choice of accoutrements – a celery stalk, olives, juicy lemon wedge or crispy bacon.
Ingredient Note: Venom® Salt is my hottest friend at the bar now days! This blend of all-natural sea salt and Trinidad (one of my first cities working as Hotelier) Scorpion Pepper boasts more than just a bite … a little pinch leaves a lasting sting! Add it to any cocktail, like a Bloody Mary, for a fiery kick, but consider yourself warned!
Miguel Hernandez Director of Food & Beverages | Viceroy Miami, FL
As the head of Food and Beverage for the Viceroy Miami, Miguel Hernandez is the life of the party. Born and raised in Caracas, Venuzuela, he is now a fixture on Miami’s iconic Brickell Avenue. Prior to Miami, Miguel energized The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, where he oversaw the critically-acclaimed 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge, and worked various roles at InterContential Hotel Group for over 16 years.