Black pepper

Black pepper is a flowering vine cultivated for its fruit, a peppercorn, usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The drupe is about 5 mm in diameter, dark red, and contains a stone that encloses a single pepper seed.

Piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper, can fight free radicals and enhance digestion and the absorption of beneficial compounds. Black pepper is typically considered safe in cooking but can significantly increase the absorption of some drugs and should be used with caution.

Black pepper is also great with

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A michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, assorted sauces, spices, tomato juice, and chili peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. The Michelada’s origins are unclear, with multiple legends surrounding its creation. But it likely dates back to the middle of the 20th century when it became popular in Mexico. There are multiple variations of this drink throughout the country.

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Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, hot sauces, garlic, herbs, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, lime juice and celery salt. Its origins aren’t exactly clear, but the likely backstory points to the mid-1930s and Fernand “Pete” Petiot, a bartender at King Cole Bar at the St. Regis hotel in New York City.

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Bloody Margaret

Bloody Margaret is a version of the cocktail Bloody Mary, made with gin instead of vodka. In the United States is also known as Red Snapper.