While on vacation in August, for some reason, someone in Mr.Surly’s family got a craving for a Bloody Mary. No one really knew how to make a bloody mary, so Mr.Surly’s sister, an aspiring NYC bartender, took charge of the task. The result was delicious; so good, in fact, that once home Mr.Surly requested a bloody mary one Saturday afternoon. I had to text Surly-SIL (sister-in-law) for the recipe. She gave me the ingredient list but I had to play around with the ratio’s to get it to Mr.Surly’s liking (it took a couple of attempts).
Warning about these; they are hot and spicy. If that isn’t your thing, just use regular V8 and maybe omit the creole seasonings.
Spicy Hot Bloody Mary
Serving: 1 glass
1 shot (2 oz) vodka
1 tsp lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
1 tsp Claussen pickle juice (from kosher dills)
1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
Spicy Hot V8 juice (I used the Spicy Hot low sodium V8)
celery, for garnish
spices, to taste:
Creole seasoning (Tony Chacere’s)
Fill your glass half full of ice cubes. Then add the vodka, lemon juice, pickle juice, and worchestershire sauce. Pour in V8 juice until glass is 3/4 full.
Sprinkle with seasonings, adjusting any (or all) ingredients to taste. Then kick back, relax, and enjoy.