Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs might be the best use of eggs since the Pisco Sour.
I’ve always been a sucker for deviled eggs. My family has a secret recipe that’s been passed down for generations which, like most people’s family recipes, means my grandma found it in a newspaper. I’m not a nepotist though; I’ll eat anyone’s deviled eggs. If they’re out at a party, they’re gone in a heartbeat. If they’re on a restaurant’s menu, they’re going in my stomach.
Thankfully my mother and grandmother both approve of the new and improved recipe for Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs. They’re a beautiful departure from the tired mayo/mustard combo. Paprika is great, but it’s not THAT great. You know what is though? Vodka. Everything’s better with vodka.
I was a bit skeptical about how a topping with liquid in it would work, but some sort of culinary wizardry makes it work. The thin coating of lemon juice and vodka affixed to the tomato and celery is the perfect addition to the spicy yolk mixture. These Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs won’t get you tipsy, but they’re definitely a fun way to kickstart a party!
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons minced celery
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Absolut Vodka
- Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 12 minutes.
- Transfer eggs to a colander; place under cool running water to stop the cooking. When cool, carefully peel them under running water.
- Cut the eggs in half lengthwise and transfer the yolks to a bowl. Set the egg white halves on a platter, cover, and refrigerate.
- With a fork or muddler, mash the yolks to a smooth consistency. Mix in the mayo, salt, horseradish, celery seed, Worcestershire, and Cholula until smooth.
- Spoon the mixture into egg halves, or be classy and use a pastry bag to pipe the mixture evenly into the egg white halves.
- Topping: Mix the tomatoes, celery, lemon juice, and vodka in a small bowl. Top each egg half with about 1 teaspoon of the mixture.
- Eat all 24 halves by yourself. Sharing isn't caring. It's passing the buck.