Most of us have been there: Late and after one too many glasses of wine, you retire for the night thinking, "I am so looking forward to that spicy salad-bar-topped Bloody Mary in the morning." Well, maybe you haven't been there, but have indeed craved the perfect spicy Bloody Mary. With just a few items on hand you can create your very own hangover helper.
- Vodka of choice
- Bloody Mary mix of choice (my favorite of late has been Zing Zang)
- Old Bay seasoning
- Radishes, thinly sliced
- Green olive, without pimento
- 1T Sriracha hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Celery seed
- White pepper
- Lime wedges
- Celery Stalks
Thinly slice radishes and stuff olives with horseradish. Skewer both onto toothpicks. Wet the rim of each glass with a lime wedge, then dip, twisting into a plate of old bay seasoning to coat the rim.
In a large shaker filled with ice, add 1 part vodka to 3 parts of the Bloody Mary mix. Add 2 dashes of worcestershire, 1 teaspoon of horseradish, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, dash of celery seed and 1 tablespoon of Sriracha.
Shake the mixer generously to combine. Pour over ice in the Old Bay-rimmed glasses.
Garnish with the horseradish-stuffed olives, lime wedges. Serve immediately.
The thing about making the perfect Bloody Mary is you always have to be prepared to make another batch.
Of course, everyone has their own spin on what entails the perfect Bloody Mary — what ingredients always make it into your perfect Bloody Mary? Share your recipe below.