Vodka Aficionado, Tips, Recipes
The reputation of Bloody Marys as a classic hangover cure exists for good reason. The vodka itself help soften the edges of a late night on the town or a pleasant evening in with friends with adult beverages as part of the picture. The tomato juice adds a healthy dose of vitamins that makes you feel better no matter what, and the traditional celery sticks bring a satisfying crunch to the mix. However, you don’t have to stick with tried-and-true traditional cocktail mixing methodology to achieve optimal Bloody Mary goodness. The beauty of the Bloody Mary is that custom-crafting the ingredients to meet an abundance of individual needs and preferences is easy.
Our Spicy Bacon & Shrimp Bloody Mary is an excellent example of a fresh new twist on an old classic cocktail. You’ll enjoy a scrumptious combination of spiced bacon and shrimp in tomato juice infused with accents of Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, cracked black pepper, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and the seasoned salt of your choice. From there, you can go on to create the Bloody Mary of your dreams by adding your favorite embellishments and garnishes. If you like it hot, for instance, add a shake of cayenne pepper. A dusting of smoked paprika adds mystery. For a variation on the usual three-green-olives-on-pick, try adding pickled onions, green beans, or miniature ears of corn. Fresh or sun dried cherry tomatoes add an extra layer of ripe tomato tang. Bacon lovers can opt for bacon flavored vodka to satisfy their craving. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other flavors and ingredients in your quest for a personal Bloody Mary sweet spot.
Hangover or not, our Spicy Bacon & Shrimp Bloody Mary is destined to become a favorite variation of this classic cocktail among connoisseurs and amateurs alike.
Spicy Bacon & Shrimp Bloody Mary
Classic spicy bloody mary with plenty of garnish.
- 1 1/2 Oz Vodka (1/4 cup)
- 2 Oz Tomato Juice (3 tbsp)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 3/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Horseradish
- 3 dashes Favorite Hot Sauce
- 1 dash Ground Black Pepper
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 stick Celery
- 1 slice Cooked Bacon
- 1 Shrimp
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Put all ingredients in a mixing glass or shaker. Pour into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with Shimp, Celery, and Bacon