Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Ultimate Bloody Mary

This is Curtis’ specialty. We think flair is the most important part of a bloody… and a smoky rimmer doesn’t hurt!

What you’ll need:
Tall Glasses
Vodka (plain or infused)
Spicy V-8
Marie Sharps Hot Sauce – Belize (or your favorite hot sauce)

Smoky Rimmer
Smoked paprika
Lime zest
Pinch of salt

The Flair
Pickled asparagus
Pickled green beans
Lime wedges
Smoked Gouda cheese, cubed
Salami, cubed

1. Make the smoky rimmer by combing equal parts of sugar and smoked paprika. Add some lime zest and a pinch of salt.
2. Rim glasses with lime and dip in the smoky rimmer
3. Add ice
4. Pour in about 2 shots of vodka per glass
5. Add 8 shakes of your favorite hot sauce (adjust to taste)
6. Squeeze in 1/2 of a lime
7. Add all the flair.
8. Layer cubed salami and gouda on toothpicks and rest on rim.
9. Fill with spicy V-8. Gently stir and serve.

You can make infused vodka by adding habanero peppers, cilantro, cucumber, mint or basil - put your favorite stuff in a mason jar with vodka and let it sit for a few hours.

For more great cocktail recipes, check out our friend Nancy’s blog: Nancitinis – Cocktails for a Better Day


  1. Olives optional?? Dislike! Wait this isn't facebook... Nevertheless olives should be mandatory. With olives, this is the best Mary I've had!

  2. Oh yum! Who could resist this? I LOVE the big chunks of salami.

  3. Yeah, salami?! I'm in. And why hasn't this been made for me yet?

  4. Despite the fact that the phrase "smoky rimmer" sounds, er, scary, that Bloody Mary sounds excellent. We need an excuse for an brunch party!

  5. I love a good bloody mary! That sounds amazing- I love all that flair! I will be trying this recipe as soon as I pop this kid out!

  6. That sounds incredible. I love the idea of including salami and cheese!

    Since we're on the topic of breakfast, I just had friends over yesterday for champagne and waffles. I posted a recipe for the accompaniment:

  7. Now THAT'S one grand Bloody Mary!