Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Perfect Bloody Mary

Today I'd planned on staying inside, out of the rain, and getting a lot of cleaning done. Imagine my dismay when it suddenly turned out to be nice and sunny out! Not one to waste a nice day, but also not prepared for a BBQ or any other nice day culinary pursuit, I decided to fire up some bloody marys. Would you like my recipe? I thought you might.

I'm not one for anything super fancy in a bloody mary. I like it spicy and flavorful, but easy to make. I want to use ingredients I always have around - if someone says they can't make a good bloody mary because they're missing mandrake root or some nonsense, just tell them to step back, you've got this one.

Brian's Bloody Mary


Tomato juice
Vodka (amounts of the first two are to taste)
1/2 tsp horseradish (I use the Gold's horseradish you can get anywhere)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Frank's Red Hot (or any good hot pepper sauce)
Dash of freshly ground pepper
Pinch of kosher or sea salt


Um, mix! Seriously - fille a highball glass about 2/3rds of the way with tomato juice, and pour in as much vodka as you like. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and then add ice or pour into an ice-filled glass.

You can grow the recipe to make a full pitcher without too much trouble. Add a garnish of a lemon slice and/or celery stalk if you have it, but I didn't.

Hope everyone's enjoying the nice/not nice weather this weekend.

1 comment:

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