Can someone please tell me why Bloody Marys are only deemed appropriate on Saturday and Sunday brunches? Because if you ask me (and the ultimate B-Mary supporter, Julie) – I find them delicious any time of day.
I also love this drink because I actually feel like I’m “cooking” when I make it. I’m not just throwing in some juice and alcohol, but I’m building an entirely different taste with each dash of hot sauce and each sprinkle of pepper I add.
And while I’m still perfecting the exact ratio of alcohol and mixer and spice (re: 80P – get on that !), I’ll just throw out these tips:
- Clamato juice (part tomato juice, part clam broth) is your friend.
- As 80P would demand – don’t use a store bought “mix.”
- Create your own flavor blend incorporating horseradish, freshly chopped garlic
and celery salt.
- And, be sure to drink this at night. You may not find a bar to supply this cocktail on any given evening, but totally serve this at your next get together or, frankly, on your weekday night cap.