Welcome to the world’s most amped up tomato juice cocktail–the Bloody Mary.
It’s the final word weekend brunch drink. It’s additionally a well-known hangover treatment, although the advantages are due principally to electrolyte replenishment coming from the liquid, salt, and pure sugar in the principle elements—tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce. The vodka? My guess is ingesting extra vodka isn’t going to assist anybody’s hangover a lot. Though who is aware of?
The Bloody Mary is one in all my favourite drinks of all time, although often I restrict the vodka to 1 ounce (I’m a light-weight, don’t choose!), or depart it out all collectively for a Virgin Mary.
My model of this drink consists of the fundamentals that you’d count on—tomato juice, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper—and some refined twists.
Instead of cayenne or Tabasco, I’m utilizing sriracha. Tastes nice and I at all times have a bottle within the fridge.
I’m additionally including dill pickle juice. Pickle brine makes so many issues higher, proper? (Try including it to egg salad, or potato salad.) It’s salty, tangy, savory in a means that solely comes from fermentation, and is a terrific addition to a Bloody Mary combine.
I take advantage of proportionally extra Worcestershire sauce than I’ve present in different recipes, as a result of it intensifies the savory taste of the combo, and performs nicely with all the different strongly flavored elements. I’ve seen that once you add vodka to a Bloody Mary base, it dilutes the flavour depth considerably, so you may afford to pump up the spices on this drink.
My last twist on the Bloody Mary base is so as to add a drop of liquid smoke. It offers the drink a beautiful gentle smoky taste. The liquid smoke is optionally available, I simply love the flavour of smoke. (If you determine to experiment with it, I like to recommend utilizing not more than 2 drops per glass, in any other case it may be overwhelming.)
Bloody Marys come served with a celery stick. Always.
You can load up with different garnishes to nibble on too. My good friend Garrett was over the opposite day and we made Bloody Marys garnished with candied bacon and pickle wedges!
It’s all good. Add lemon wedges, olives, your Bloody Mary, your alternative.
Enjoy, and Happy New Year!