Saturday, September 28, 2013

Guinness Bloody Mary - Foodie Friday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Happy New Year! My greeting comes with special wishes for your health and happiness in 2010. I thought it might be fun to start the new year with a new drink, so I've bumped my scheduled post to share this one with you before the holiday officially ends. None of you will need a drink to cure "the hair of the dog", but in case you know someone who does, or are entertaining this weekend, you might find this twist on a Bloody Mary interesting. Years ago, it was believed that the best antidote for rabies was a drink brewed with the hair of the the dog that caused the rabies. Certain drinks, like the Bloody Mary, are believed by some to cure the symptoms of a hangover. While there is no medical proof to support that claim, the hypothesis is tested on a regular basis by revelers. The drink was first served in Chicago at the Bucket of Blood Club. Fernand Petiot, while working at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France, was asked to create a drink like that served at the Bucket of Blood by a waitress called Bloody Mary. Hence, the name. Interestingly, the Guinness Bloody Mary also has its roots in Chicago. I had the drink at a brunch in Austin and was able to find a prototype for the recipe on the Tabasco Foodservice website. If you are looking for a new brunch drink, this one might be perfect for you. It really is delicious, but be forewarned - it does pack a punch. Here's the recipe.

Guinness Bloody Mary...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite


4 cups tomato juice

Juice of 2 limes

4 shots good vodka

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon celery salt

Tabasco sauce to taste

Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Coarse salt for coating rims of mugs

1 (12-oz.) bottle Draught Guinness

Optional: Limes or olives for garnish


1) Combine tomato juice, lime juice, vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper in a large iced filled pitcher.

2) Dampen the rims of 4 mugs with water and dip them in a bowl of coarse salt. Fill each mug with an equal portion of tomato juice mixture. Float 3 ounces of Guinness on top of each mug. Serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or olives if desired. Yield: 4 drinks.

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