by Lauren Blake
It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday. An excuse to eat, drink and be merry … and then eat and drink some more. Catering or cooking, there’s one Super Bowl staple you just can’t go without. Get the shaker and garnish ready. It’s Bloody Mary time.
If you’re looking to get crafty with your Bloody Mary bar, here are a few unique cocktail recipes to get you in the game.
Bayou Bloody Mary
New Orleans might not be playing but they’re hosting and the city happens to make a mean Bloody Mary:
1.5 oz Vodka
6 oz Tomato juice
5 drops Tabasco Sauce
3 drops Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch Prepared horseradish
1 pinch Celery salt
1 pinch Ground black pepper
1 dash Lemon juice
Garnish: Spiced pickled string beans, olives and crawfish tails.
Preparation: Add all the ingredients to a pint glass and fill with ice. Stir, and garnish with four spiced pickled string beans, two olives and four crawfish tails.
Wasabi Bloody Mary
lemon and lime.
Optional Garnish: Green olives and starfruit.
Preparation: To prepare the rim for this drink, mix together 1 tablespoon each of salt, sesame seeds and wasabi powder. Use the juice of half a lime to wet the rim of your glass and then dip the rim into the wasabi mixture.
Directions: Fill half your glass with tomato juice and add one tablespoon wasabi powder (1/2 a tablespoon if spicy food scares you!) and mix well. Add ice. Next, add 1-2 shots vodka, 1 teaspoon tabasco, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and the juice of one half lemon. Stir with a long spoon and add a few sesame seeds to the top of your drink as garnish. Create a cute garnish stick with a few green olives and a slice of starfruit.
Everything is Better With Bacon Bloody
3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka (makes 1qt. of mix)
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients, except the vodka and celery salt, by blending or stirring vigorously. Refrigerate until chilled. When you are ready to enjoy, use 1-2 ounces of vodka followed by the chilled bloody mary mix. Add bacon, pickled asparagus and a dash of celery salt for the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted.
No time for party prep and grocerying at the Teeter? Blacklion Dilworth has some game day necessities to get you in line before kick off. Whether you buy for yourself or for those hosting the Superbowl party, you can’t go wrong with these:
Any one or any combo of these will make a great thank you basket for whomever has the big game on their big TV. If you swing by between 1 – 5 pm on Sunday, during the East Blvd Super Bowl Sale, you can get 10% off any one item. And head over to your favorite East Blvd boutique to save on something new to wear.