Summery chilled gazpacho is dosed with gin and spiced up for this light and refreshing take on the traditional Bloody Mary. Served with a garnish of pickled shrimp, it's the perfect excuse to have your brunch and drink it, too.
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Smoky mezcal replaces vodka in this jalapeño-spiked take on the classic Bloody Mary. Served with a crisp bacon swizzle stick, it's the kind of savory, spicy cocktail that's equally at home on the brunch or dinner table.
Thai dipping sauce goes cocktail in this fish sauce-spiked Bloody Mary, seasoned with spicy sambal oelek, cilantro, and lime. It's topped with a glug of beer for some effervescence and garnished with a sprinkle of crunchy fried shallots.
Sake and shōchū combine in this Japanese twist on the Bloody Mary. Pungent powdered wasabi offers a spicy bite, while sweet and garlicky teriyaki sauce rounds things out. Garnished with pickled ginger and a togarashi rim, it's a savory, bright way to kick off brunch.
Sure, perhaps the Bloody Mary is a sigh-inducingly obvious choice for a Halloween event, but when drunk in celebration of True Blood, it takes on a whole new meaning.
Think of a Michelada if you need help understanding this one: it's a beer cocktail made with a light lager. They add fattiness to the drink with a long, crisp slice of applewood smoked bacon.
Here's a beefy take on the Bloody Mary. Rich beef stock goes into the tomato base with a roasted shishito pepper sitting on top.
This concept of adding clam juice to make a brinier Bloody Mary originated, and still remains popular, in Canada. It's typically made with Clamato juice but at North End Grill they shuck cherry stone clams and mix that fresh clam juice into the drink then skewer the clam right on top of the highball glass.
In addition to vodka, this Mary gets a smoky finish from some Islay-style scotch. North End Grill uses the Laphroaig 10-year.
A basic tomato base for a Bloody Mary, seasoned with horseradish, citrus, and hot sauce.
Garnish with dill flower, celery or homemade quick pickles and consider finishing with half teaspoon of salty pickle brine.
Bacon swizzle sticks are garnish, tool, and, snack all in one. The spiraled strip of bacon pretties up your drink, it's strong enough to stir with, and it tastes good.
A daintier, more delicate Bloody Mary, made with tomato water and hot pepper vodka.
Kenji's personal recipe for the ultimate Bloody Mary.