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Best drink in the morning:
Bloody Mary 22%
Mimosa 11%
Irish Coffee 33%
The beer left in the bottles about the house that don't have cigarette butts in them. 0%
Beerios 33%
Beer 0%
Whatever the pool boy brings me 0%

Votes: 9

 Bloody Mary

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Mar 31, 2002
I haven't made much of a fuss about it here at the Adequacy, but I gave up alcohol for lent.

It has been a trying time, but now it is Easter, holiest day of the year, and I am getting myself soused on Delicious Bloody Marys made from a recipe of my own devising. See Below.


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Delicious Bloody Mary

Start with these things:

  • 8 Large cloves garlic
  • 2 dried peppers
  • 4 shallots
  • 12 fresh pearl onions (not the pickled ones)
  • 3 stalks celery

Sautee the garlic and dried peppers in a bit of olive oil. Unless you've got some restaurant kitchen experience, you should probably do this over low temperature so you don't burn anything. Add the shallots, sliced, the celery, sliced, and the pearl onions, whole and peeled. Add 2 tbsp butter if you feel like it. Cook until the sliced things are translucent. Fish out the dried peppers and discard. Add:

  • 1 big can tomato juice (the one I just used was 46 oz)
  • 1 can whole stewed tomatoes (preferably organic)

Turn heat up to high, bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for an hour. Allow to cool. Fish out the pearl onions and set aside for garnish. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, put everything in a blender together with:

  • 1/2 english cumber (peeled, if you wish).
  • 2 tbsp horseradish (fresh, if possible).

You will probably have to blend things in two batches, and then recombine. Now, it is time to season. Measurements that follow should be taken as a rough guide only-- always season to taste.

  • 2 tsp salt (may vary greatly depending on salt content of your canned tomato stuff)
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper (more if you don't understand he importance of fresh ground)
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp hot sauce (tobasco is the favorite, I like tapatio)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 secret ingredient. It can be water for all I care, but you should always have a secret ingredient.

Now, serve it. Get your glass, put a few ice cubes in it, a healthy ounce of vodka, top off with the concoction you've been working on. Garnish with all sorts of things. Hearts of Celery, green olives, the onions you set aside, and pickled cherry pepper are all good. But don't feel like you have to stop there. Remember, this is a meal. Splash in a bit more hot sauce if you Like It Hot. Dust with fresh ground black pepper or Nanami Togarashi or other powdery spicy stuff.

Drink. Repeat.

Did I mention that I haven't had a drop to drink since fat tuesday? That's forty days. Forty-six if you're one of us secular people who count Sundays. And now I'm drinking.

I love alcohol. Love it! Happy Easter!


Breakfast of Champions (none / 0) (#1)
by perdida on Sun Mar 31st, 2002 at 03:08:22 PM PST
that sounds so delicious.

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Damn fine breakfast. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by because it isnt on Sun Mar 31st, 2002 at 06:22:01 PM PST
Why don't you ever make me *that* when you're over? -- because it isn't

Makes me want to take up drinking. (none / 0) (#3)
by jvance on Mon Apr 1st, 2002 at 01:01:41 AM PST
Unfortunately, the way my taste buds work, I'm sure it would taste better without the vodka but more hot sauce.
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Sounds good... (none / 0) (#4)
by hauntedattics on Mon Apr 1st, 2002 at 06:30:37 AM PST
...if you like tomato juice. (Which I don't.)

Mimosas and Dunkin' Donuts there's a breakfast of champions, especially when you go heavy on the former and not so heavy on the latter.


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