Friday, July 8, 2016

Reviving A Classic - the Bloody Mary

*Bloody Mary*
If you’ve been paying attention - I love my brunches! I love cooking and entertaining! Before I had become a professional Chef, I was a bartender for 10 years, coast to coast. There are many ways and coastal differences of pretty much everything… especially cocktails lenient of preference. With that in mind this one is for the entertainer- Modern, Chic, and Fabulous!

Fantastic for entertaining the masses, just put a bottle of your favorite hot sauce on the table if anyone wants to kick it up, like I do, other wise it’s pretty frickin awesome as is. Don’t forget the garnishes! They’re all part of the whole experience!

Make a vat and you’re good to go!

Per glass

  • V8- Spicy
  • Pinch finely grated Horseradish (or to taste)
  • dash Balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp Green Olive Brine  (or to taste)
  • (optional) Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Pinot noir - or any Leftover Red Wine!
  • 2 oz Vodka of Choice CITRUS! - get the lemon flavored

Per Pitcher:

  • 1 bottle V8 - Spicy  (2 Qts. = approx 10 cocktails)
  • 1 tsp finely grated Horseradish
  • 2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Green Olive Brine
  • ½ cup Red Wine
  • Couple dashes Hot Sauces - plus bottle left out for guest.
  • 2 oz Citrus Vodka per glass.

*Make the mixture separate, from Vodka
(note when yielding a large amount, taste, because somethings are not necessary to multiply.)


  • Bacon - make bacon, dust with Smoked Paprika! When Cool, crush finely
  • Coarse Sea Salt.
  • Lime Juice

Use a small blender or immersion if you have to get bacon really gritty. It’s going to be moist, mix it with the salt (which will dry it out and flavor the salt.) Keep in a sealed container until use - can last a week fridge!

  • Rub lime around rim, dip bacon and salt mixture to coat glass.

(can make several in advance for hosting)

  • Celery
  • Gently place ice in glass without touching salt rim, this will hold celery in place.
  • Vodka
  • Bloody Mary mix - don’t fill to top
  • Now the rest of the Garnish… Green pimento Olives, Red Onion, Lime Wedge, Straw
    • Note- use toothpick for olives, then anchor into celery to hold place.
    • Then drape Red onion around for visual effect.

Go Enjoy and Share your Fabulous Bloody Mary!

Brunch above with my favorite Gravlax & Creamiest Scrambled Eggs over Crumpets.

This one is for the entertainer- Modern, Chic, and Fabulous!

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