Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mike's Smokey Bloody Mary [Mike]

MIKE’S SMOKEY BLOODY MARY All good things must come to an end… right? Not for the classic Bloody Mary. It’s a cocktail that’s been around since 1921. Also known as “hair of the dog,” it’s an alcoholic beverage consumed as a hangover cure. After all these years the basic recipe hasn’t changed much. The main ingredients: vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce, salt & pepper. I use Smirnoff Vodka because in New York Times taste tests, it always comes up number one. There are lots of ways to make a Bloody Mary your own; I just discovered that by using a dash of liquid smoke, it makes it special.
MIKE’S BLOODY MARY RECIPE: • One or two shots of vodka • Tomato juice • Worcestershire • Ground pepper • Celery salt • Dijon mustard • Lemon juice • Dash of Liquid Smoke Garnish with celery stalk and wedge of lemon Doctored Bloody Mary: Clamato juice for tomato juice Add horseradish Celery stalks Sliced jalapenos Lime wedge Fresh lemon or lime juice Crisp Bacon slices

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