On New Year’s Day, I made Blood Mary’s for the first time in my life. My SF buddies thought they were tasty, especially after a night of heavy food, drinks and more drinks.
I wasn’t a big fan of Blood Marys. I ordered one a few years ago from a restaurant next to the Exploratorium. It wasn’t great and I never ordered another one again.
Inside my friend’s kitchen, I discovered lime juice made a big honky difference in this breakfast cocktail. It offset the pungent flavor of the tomato juice. My favorite Mary mix for this morning included:
- Smirnoff Vodka
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Cholula hot sauce
- Fresh ground pepper