Sunday, March 31, 2013


Which hot sauce? I love hot sauce. Not the take it on a dare sort but the kind you can actually taste. Different hot sauces for different needs. Every time I make a Bloody Mary I'm faced with a choice. The slightly sweet tang of Sriracha? Something clean and not too hot like Crystal? The depth charge thrill of Brother Bru Bru? It's up to you.
bloody mary ingredients
All the fixings


2 oz. chilled vodka
1 tablespoon lime juice (less if you're not into tang)
1 teaspoon horseradish (I like Bubby's, but any non-oily horseradish will work.)
6 shakes Worcestershire sauce 
¼ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
4 shakes of Brother Bru Bru's Jamaican hot sauce if you like 'em spicy.
6 ounces chilled tomato or vegetable juice (I like Trader Joe's Low Sodium Vegetable Patch)


Lemon or lime wedges, olives, scallions, celery, green beans (pickled or fresh). I like something citrus, something spicy, and something to stir with.

Run a wedge of lime along the rim of a pint glass, dip into either plain kosher salt or celery salt to coat the rim of the glass. Next, combine vodka and next five ingredients. Stir well. 

I know ingredients first, then ice seems so unbartenderly but, trust me,  it's less messy and easier to control .

Add vegetable juice and stir again. Top with ice and a twist of fresh ground black pepper, add garnish of choice, and enjoy.

Makes one sixteen ounce Bloody Mary.


  1. Your bloody Mary's are the best. If I could only drink a picture.

  2. You know I'm in my 30s and I've never had a Bloody Mary. I feel like such a Philistine : o /