The Bloody Mary is a favorite Sunday morning brunch drink. It’s reputation as a vitamin packed, hair of the dog, meal-in-a-glass has led to some extravagances. In recent years restaurants and bar loading up on the drinkable your meal garnishes. This trend started with a little charcuterie or a strip of bacon garnish. Instagram has upped the ante and now you’ll find Bloody Marys garnished with everything from sliders to whole roast game hens.
Our take is a little more restrained. A salt rim, a slice of lime, and some pickled asparagus work just fine. If you want to get a little fancier, float a spoonful of pico de gallo salsa on top. The addition brings a pop of flavor and a little extra color to the drink.
The Bloody Mary may have started out as a drink. Then it became a meal in a glass. Now it is just a competition to see how much food a person can balance on top of a drink.
Fried chicken, sliders, lobster claws have all made an appearance on this drink. Not matter how you dress it up, its still one of the world's great brunch drinks.
Glass: Collins glass
8oz.chilled tomato juice
1/4oz.fresh lime juice
1/4tsp.Worcestershire sauceor more to taste
1/4tsp.Tabasco sauceor more to taste
salt and fresh ground pepper
Garnish: lime wedge and pickled asparagus
Combine vodka, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire and Tabasco in a chilled Collins glass.
Fill the glass with ice and stir well.
Top with salt and pepper and garnish with lime and pickled asparagus.