For as simple as the Bloody Mary is, it sure has come into its own complications, additions, and turn-abouts. It's pushing noon here, so to whet your liquid lunch appetite, here are three different takes on the spicy beta keratin beverage:
1. Frozen Bloody Mary
2 ounces vodka
Bloody Mary mix, frozen into ice cubes
Fresh lemon juice
4 drops Hellfire bitters
In a blender combine all ingredients. Add a splash of bloody mary mix and vodka to get it to mix well. Garnish and serve!
2. Sriracha Bloody Mary
2 ounces vodka
In a tall glass, mix bloody mary mix, vodka, a splash of worcestershire sauce, juice of half a lime and two drops of liquid smoke. For a mild spice add 1/2 teaspoon sriracha, for a medium spice add 1 teaspoon sriracha and for something very spicy add 2 teaspoons (or more if you're insane!).
3. Basil Bloody Mary
bloody mary mix
1-2 ounces vodka
pepperjack cheese squares
In the bottom of your glass, tear up a few basil leaves and muddle them with the juice of half a lemon. Fill the glass halfway with bloody mary mix. Add 1 ounce vodka for a mild cocktail or 2 ounces for a more "serious" version. Add 1/2 a teaspoon tabasco and worcestershire sauce.
Top the glass off with ice and add a little more bloody mary mix if needed. Garnish the drink with cubes of pepperjack cheese, fresh basil leaves and olives.
This one is probably my favorite of the three! I'm a sucker for olives!
What's your favorite Bloody Mary rendition? It doesn't have to be one of these; it can be a completely different one!