If you like to read out loud I hope you aren’t looking into a mirror. I like to tell the joke that I am at so many wine events, if you look into the mirror and say “wine” three times, my face appears. But today’s special for Halloween post isn’t about wine, but – you guessed it- Bloody Mary. But not just any Bloody Mary. One involves beer and whisky and the other is a boozy decorator’s dream at a “build your own” bar.
Extra Boozy Bloody Mary Fat Irish Kitchen & Pub Harbor, Oregon
Think ocean town fare – fresh oyster shooters, fish-n-chips, jalapeño steamer clams- meets hearty Irish grub – stew with a base of Guinness and Merlot. But don’t miss their take on the classic Bloody Mary. Jameson on the bottom, Mary in the middle, and Guinness floating on the top. We knew Mary was a party girl, but wow. The glass comes rimmed with bacon salt and garnished with lemon, lime, a surfboard pickle, manzanilla olives, cocktail onion and as a special treat the owner of the pub hand pickles spicy Thai pepper dilly beans.
- 1¼ oz shot Jameson.
- 3 oz Bloody Mary mix - see below.
- Assorted garnish
- salt, citrus
- tall glass
- Prepare the glass by running a lime or lemon wedge around the rim. Pour salt onto a plate, bacon salt if you choose, and turn the glass upside down onto the plate to encrust the rim with salt.
- Fill glass with ice. Add whiskey, stir in mix, top with Guinness, garnish.
- Fat Irish Kitchen and Pub makes their mix in large batches so use your fave or scale theirs down.
- oz Tabasco mild mix, 320z Tabasco extra spicy bloody mix, 32 oz clamato and 4oz Dimitris chilies and peppers
Bloody Mary How You Like Her Carousel Restaurant and Bistro, Yakima, Washington
With dim lighting, Rat Pack era love songs, and a huge screen showing movies from the age of romance this is a sexy spot for brunch. It is a great place to go at the end of a date that started last night or set the mood for some afternoon delight. And look over there. Every Bloody Mary ingredient is spread across a table so you can take her any way you choose.
Now I have to admit, I don’t really know how to mix a Bloody Mary. Since I was there on a media trip, I asked my compadres to teach me. Turns out none of us knew. I soon discovered that the bartender fills your glass with vodka and mix and turns you loose to decorate your glass. I suppose letting people have free reign over the vodka bottle might cause some problems. See if you can make your Bloody Mary as pretty as mine. And do NOT leave without getting a croissant. OMG.
What’s your fave place or recipe for a Bloody Mary?