January 10, 2011
I love a good Bloody Mary.
After I read Deb's Thanksgiving Day recap post and saw that her husband Tim had found a new Bloody Mary recipe I knew I needed to try it. She sent me the recipe so I could do a review, and I wasn't disappointed!
Jalapeno Bloody Mary
(aka Tim's Bloody Mary from the toolkit):
3 oz Pepper Vodka - I used Absolut Peppar
2 oz Bloody Mary Mix - I used Mr & Mrs T's Bold & Spicy
2 oz V8 - I used Spicy Hot V8
1/2 tsp horseradish
pinch celery salt
pinch garlic powder
Serve over ice
Rim with lime and celery salt
Garnish with pickled jalapenos and celery stalk
This recipe is excellent. All the things a good Bloody should be: tomato-y but not overly so, spicy but not so hot it burns. This is very similar to the recipe I usually use, however my recipe doesn't call for the Bloody Mary Mix. Basically because you're using so many of the spices already you don't need the mix. However, I think the mix helped add some depth of flavor that was missing from my recipe. A few modifications I made were to add a tiny bit of lime juice and olive juice. I will also add a pickle next time, because for me, the garnishes are like a little meal and I love me some pickles.
Overall, I'm in love with this recipe. The best part of making your own Bloody's is that you can adjust it to your tastes. If you like it extra spicy add some more Tabasco or horseradish, need a more mellow drink, use less of the spicy elements and more tomato juice. I suggest starting with this recipe and then adjusting to taste if need be.
Follow this recipe and you'll get a classic Bloody Mary; easy to drink and sure to keep you warm.
Deb's Thoughts: Cathy is regularly
drunkdoing updates on her blog with various booze reviews. Be sure to click here to read through them and make sure it's shaken and not stirred. Unless it's a beer. Or supposed to be stirred. Your choice. Thanks Cathy and til we drinkmeet again!