SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015- BLOODY MARY AND QUESO FUNDIDO

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Autumn Featured Cocktail

Yes, you can actually have a salad for the garnish!

2 oz. Vodka
4 oz.Tomato juice
3-5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 oz. Lemon juice
Tobasco and horseradish to taste
Cocktail shaker
Highball glass
1 lime slice
Old Bay Seasoning

Run the lime around the rim of the glass. Place glass rim side down into a plate of Old Bay seasoning to line the rim. Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker. Mix by pouring liquid back and forth between the shaker’s two halves. Pour into glass over ice. Garnish with skewered olives, celery stalk, shrimp, tomato, pickles or any salad fixing you love.

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Queso Fundido

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1 small chopped tomato                                          1 seeded, chopped Serrano chile

2 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano                             kosher salt

8oz. grated mild yellow cheddar                            8 oz. grated Monterey Jack

1 tbsp. all-purpose flour                                          1- 4oz. chorizo link, casing removed

½ cuyp minced onion                                             ½ cup lager

Torilla chips

Mix tomato, chile, oregano in a small bowl. Season with salt and let salsa stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile toss both cheeses with flour in a medium bowl. Cook chorizo in a medium saucepan over medium heat breaking up with a wooden spoon , about 1 minute. Add onion and continue cooking until chorizo is cooked and onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer chorizo mixture into a small bowl; return saucepan to heat. Add lager, simmer stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits. Whisking constantly, add cheese mixture a ¼ cupful at a time, allowing it to become blended and smooth between additions. Stir in Chorizo mixture. Using a slotted spoon, spoon salsa over queso. Serve in skillet with a basket of tortilla chips on the side. Makes 6-8 servings.

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