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So, here is the deal.  A bloody mary is like chili, everybody makes the BEST one.  Often there is a secret ingredient, or a special technique.  I suppose somewhere out there a magical combination may exist, but honestly it's not that hard to make these flavors taste good together.

That being said, it's definitely not an everyone in the pool" type of thing either (the same goes for chili). 

There are rules.  Too much of any one thing can turn a good drink really bad.  So, it's all about the ratio.  This is a ratio that works for us.  Maybe not as good as yours, but we like it pretty well.  Cheers to the weekend!

sriracha + wasabi bloody mary

( for 2)

  • 4 oz vodka
  • 12 oz tomato or v8
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon wasabi tt (we use 1/2)
  • 4- 6 dashes sriracha depending on your preference
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 4 dashes worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pinches celery salt

Combine all ingredients in pitcher.  Stir well to combine.  Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with celery, spicy pickle, olive, deviled egg or whatever you fancy.  Enjoy!


Quick Cocktail // The Bar Bottom A.K.A The Bitchy Baby

 To my fellow Indiana folks, I am sure this scenario is nothing new. 

"Ahhhh, today was an awesome day. I think I would like a beer."
"Oh shoot, we are out of beer. I know, I'll have a glass of wine"
"Well shit, out of wine."
"Maybe a cocktail?"
"Oh good god, you have to be kidding! We are totally dry!"

No big deal, right? Just hop in the car and go get some more. Well, it's Sunday, and evidently at some point in our amazing states history we decided that Sundays are not for drinkin'. (reason 10,578 to move far away). I suppose I could take a scenic drive to the border and hit up the first Ohio Wal-mart I see, but I was really in the mood for relaxing.

Wait, what's this I see. Covered in dust at the back of our lowly bar? Yes, yes. I can do this. 

"Here, drink this." (yes, I made L try it first)
"What the hell is it?"
"Just try it. Is it good?"
 "Yeah it is. But what is it?"
"Just my new cocktail!"

Saved by common mixers! Ingenuity, I gots it!

*For the record, I am not an alcoholic.

Bitchy Baby
*had a naming session.  this won.

 2oz triple sec // 1 1/2 red vermouth // juice of 1/2 lemon // soda water

 Fill glass with ice, add triple sec and vermouth.  Top with lemon and soda water.  Garnish with lemon slices and fresh basil. 

You're done. Enjoy!