Off The Counter: Pickled Veggies and Bloody Marys

This week's Off The Counter is inspired by a pickled veggie recipe my husband, Alex, found in Food & Wine Magazine.  We purposely prepared this Fall Vegetable Giardiniera to garnish Bloody Marys, but these assorted veggies also complemented cheesy baguettes and  garnished salads throughout the holiday week.  I loved having them available and we're already planning our next pickling extravaganza.  Take a look:

The Fall Vegetable Giardiniera recipe can be found here: 

Alex's Pickled Veggie Bloody Mary Recipe: 

Add the following to a shaker:

Ice, 30z Vodka, splash of giardiniera, ground pepper, pinch of salt, fresh grated horseradish,  sriracha (if you prefer yours on the spicy side) and a little juice of a lemon and a lime.  Top off with Clamato or Beefamato.

Shake and pour into a tall glass with pickled veggies (serves two--or one if you're a lush).  Cheers!!