Bring On the Bloody Mary Recipes
A Bloody Mary (BM) at a bar is a beautiful thing. It covers all bases and the only common thread seems to be tomato product. The variations go from time of day to meal selection to types of ingredients. I am looking for good recipes. Got any?
Ahhh.... Sounds good right now.
In a pint glass, I start with a turn of black pepper, a pinch of kosher salt, a tiny pinch of celery seed, a five to seven count of worcestershire, 5 dashes of Tabasco and about a tsp. of horseradish. Add about an inch and a half of vodka. Top with Mr and Mrs T's Bold and Spicy mix. Leave about an inch and a half empty at the top, stir and fill with ice. I always add a pickled green bean and/or asparagus.
Here is a link to a bloody mary post I had out there... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/565672
I always start a drink with a glass filed with crushed ice. I usually use low sodium V8. Black pepper, a dash or two of Worchestershire, dash or three of Tabasco, a LOT of horseradish (enough so that it changes the color of the juice), a big squeeze of lime and a shot of Absolut. I like a fresh celery stalk in mine but have been known to add stuffed green olives. I like to serve mine in mason jar glasses with bendy straws.
I like to try different spirits in the Bloody Mary. I know it's popular to use the pepper vodkas...
But we attended a tasting in Chicago by North Shore Distillery where they put their aquavit (a Danish grain based spirit who whose dominant characteristic is carraway--unlike gin, which is juniper) in a Bloody Mary.
It was outstanding. It gave the entire drink a different kind of spiciness that didn't have the heat or pepper but something else. Carraway, I guess.
The bar was split: about half of the patrons (of those who claimed to love Bloody Marys) became converts that very night where the other half preferred traditional vodkas.
Aquavits can be a little tricky to find but New York is craft-distilling some, North Shore has one in the Chicago area, and Linie Aquavit comes right out of Europe and one of th most decorated spirits in the world.