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6 classic summer drinks

By: Enrique Gili on July 29, 2010, 6:04 a.m.
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Photo: Enrique Gili

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Ave Maria

Inspired by Baja-style Mexican seafood, the Ave Maria packs a wicked one-two punch that will have you praising Los Santos for tomatoes.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves 2


  • 12 ounces tomato juice
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon chili paste
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 pickled jalapeno pepper, seeded (optional)
  • Black pepper and sea salt to taste
  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker except pepper and salt.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour stirred ingredients into cocktail glass over ice. Season to taste.