Bloody Mary Kinda Day

Today is the kind of day that makes me wish I called in sick to work, grabbed a good book, an even better drink and soaked in some sun on the beach or by the pool instead. It's going to be a sunny, 80-degree day today and tomorrow, which makes me think of one drink to have in hand - a Bloody Mary.

I'm not a super-sweet, fruity drink kinda girl - instead, I like a spicy drink that has an extra kick of flavor to it. And the best (so far to date) Bloody Mary I ever had was at the Caesars Palace poolside bar in Las Vegas. Yes, you will pay probably about $10-$12 for this drink, but believe me it is well worth it in flavor and alcohol.

After talking to the bartendar and doing a little research, I was able to pretty much get the recipe. The key is their mix - Demitri's Classic Bloody Mary Seasoning Mix.

This tasty pre-mix is an award-winning blend of fresh-ground horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, chili peppers, a touch of garlic and a few secret spices.

Amazon.comClassic Bloody Mary
Ingredients:

  • 1-2 teaspoons of Demitri's® All Natural Bloody Mary Seasoning
    (you can find at BevMo)
  • 6-8 ounces of tomato juice (Spicy V8 works too)
  • 1-2 ounces quality vodka
  • Ice
  • Salt (I prefer Old Bay Seasoning)
  • Lime wedge
  • Celery sticks or Green Olives (or go Bubba Gump style with a shrimp)

 

Moisten the rim of a 12-16 ounce glass with the lime wedge, then press into a saucer of salt or Old Bay Seasoning. Combine Demitri's Bloody Mary Seasonings with tomato juice, vodka and ice in a shaker-can and shake. Pour the mixture into the glass and garnish with celery, olives or shrimp. Squeeze the lime wedge onto the top of the drink and serve.

Katherine Peterson