Friday, March 21, 2014

Spicy Blood Mary

On Valentines Day we had a wait at the Portland airport, so we stopped and had a leisurely lunch.
Bake ordered a Bloody Mary and to tell you the truth, I have been obsessing about it since!
It is not about the vodka, for me it is the accouterments. The garnishes of olive, peppers, onions, pickles and any variety of them, along with the spice in the tomato juice.

On a personal note, the Bake has a big birthday today; the world is a little bit brighter and we are a little more blessed with him in it, Happy Birthday to the love of my life. Cheers!
Spicy Bloody Mary

1 1/2 ounces vodka
6 ounces tomato juice
5 drops Cholula sauce
2 shakes Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 pinch celery salt
1 pinch grated fresh black pepper
1 spritz of lemon juice

for rim: celery salt, black pepper, kosher salt
for garnish: olives, peppers, onions, pickles, lemon, (even cooked shrimp) celery stick

Wet the rim of a glass with a slice of lemon and dip into the seasonings, set aside
Fill a shaker with ice and add tomato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, celery salt, pepper and lemon juice. Shake well and pour over rimmed glass filled with ice.
Garnish well and add celery stir stick.

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