A few weeks ago, my friends and I met up for brunch at Ti Couz here in San Francisco. I promptly ordered a Bloody Mary and my friend thought she might do the same. Then when she saw it arrive with a shrimp in it, she decided she would be better off with a mimosa. Personally, I thought the shrimp brought the Bloody Mary to the next level. What do you think?
After a long night of New Year's Eve parties, there is only one thing that will make guests feel better: Bloody Marys. Nothing beats the classic hangover drink's power to make a headache disappear. If there is leftover champagne, mix it with orange juice for mimosas. Have lots of sparkling and still water on hand, and make a refreshing nonalcoholic water cocktail with pineapple and rosemary. For these recipes, read more
Welcome to our new recurring feature, would you eat this? With so many interesting dishes and exotic ingredients out there, I'm dying to know your culinary limitations! I like to believe my adventurous tastebuds will allow me to try anything, but I gag just thinking about digesting bugs or balut.
To get things started I've selected a dish not too high on the gag-o-meter. Stephan of Hands on Gourmet recommends drinking a Bloody Mary the Friday after Thanksgiving in order to cure hangovers and food comas. Not your average Bloody Mary, his is filled with leftover veggies like green beans and cooked carrots. It's garnished with a celery stick and a thick slice of bacon. I think it sounds interesting but might be too much, especially when hung over. I would probably be able to eat one. How about you? Would you eat/drink this Bloody Mary?
I always look forward to Sundays because they are also brunch days. It's usually the only day a week when I go out for a late breakfast and gobble up all kinds of fancy food. The only problem is that it's too hard to choose what to order. Pancakes or French Toast? An omelet or a scramble? And don't even get me started on Bloody Marys!
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When we decided to declare this week salad week, I knew that the first happy hour would have to be the quintessential Bloody Mary. In a way the Bloody Mary is like a liquid salad - celery, onions, tomatoes - only with alcohol in it. I know that a lot of people dislike the way they taste, however there is something about the savory flavor that keeps me coming back for more. To whip up your own alcoholic salad, read more
To celebrate Father's Day, I'm heading off to the race track with my dad. I'm packing a lunch with classic picnic foods: sandwiches, macaroni salad, and cream cheese brownies. An all-American menu calls for an equally classic cocktail, and since the races start relatively early (at noon), a big batch of bloody marys are the perfect choice to get things started. My dad loves a good bloody mary and we like to garnish ours with olives. For later in the afternoon, I'll have several coolers filled with beer and a Spanish Rioja Rose by El Coto as a wine option. Another cooler will be filled with plenty of bottled water and soda. To take a look at the ultimate bloody mary, made with pureed celery, please read more
Easter is all about the brunch. If you go out or stay in here is a little reference guide for a variety of drinks that often accompany any brunch from fresh squeezed fruit juice to the classic Bloody Mary (which is not really the best way to get your lycopene, but might be the most fun).
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Not only is today the first day of 2007, but it's National Bloody Mary day as well. Quite suitable if you woke up this morning feeling like your head was about to burst. Hangovers are the worst, but sometimes a good Bloody Mary can do the trick.
A hangover is the body's way of saying it's dehydrated and that its natural levels of alcohol are out of whack. After consuming excessive amounts of alcohol the body stops producing it on its own naturally. When you stop drinking and the alcohol has left your system, there is a lag time that occurs before your body realizes it needs to start reproduction of alcohol. This lag time is commonly known as a hangover. If you drink a Bloody Mary the next morning, the alcohol from the vodka will hold off the body's need for alcohol until you can start making it on your own. Learn more about why you have a hangover from FitSugar.
I apologize to anyone who happens to be reading this with a hangover, all of that scientific talk didn't help the headache much. Translation: if you're hung over try drinking a Bloody Mary to make you feel better. It might not cure a hangover, but it should help postpone it.
3 large stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
36 ounces tomato juice (recommended: Sacramento)
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon grated yellow onion
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
12 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco), or to taste
1 1/2 cups vodka
- Cut the celery in large dice, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until finely minced.
- In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the ingredients except the vodka.
- With the food processor running, pour 1/4 of the tomato juice mixture into the food processor through the feed tube.
- Then pour the contents of the food processor into the pitcher with the remaining tomato juice mixture.
- Add the vodka and chill.
- Serve in tall glasses over ice with a stick of celery.