Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Bloody Mary, Four Ways

Try one of four original recipe riffs on the classic Bloody Mary, often called the World's Most Complex Cocktail. 

Four Bloody Mary recipes, photo by Brent Harrewyn
Photo by Brent Harrewyn for Edible Green Mountains

As a contributor to Edible Green Mountains magazine, I recently wrote an article on the Bloody Mary, often called the world's most complex cocktail.

Here's an excerpt...
I opened Pandora’s box recently by naively asking a group of friends what makes the best Bloody Mary. Their responses were as varied as those of a group of four-year-olds being asked to name the single best Christmas gift. My friends offered up renditions sweet, savory, classic, outlandish and everything in between—and each was adamant that his or hers was the best.

What I have learned is that this variety and lack of agreement applies to nearly every aspect of the Bloody Mary—not only the ingredients but also its very invention and namesake. There’s a reason that the Bloody, as its most ardent fans familiarly call it, has been dubbed the world’s most complex cocktail.

As part of the article, I included four different Bloody Mary recipes:

  1. The Traditional: for purists and novices
  2. The Uncanny Mary: for the home preserver
  3. The Seaside Mary: for those that love the open water
  4. The Hipster Mary: for, well, the hipsters

So go ahead and

What's your favorite way to spice up or garnish your best Bloody? Leave a comment: The Ninj wants to know.

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