Our son is here visiting for an entire month! We are so happy to have the opportunity to spend some extended time with him. The week long Christmas visit went by much too quickly. Having someone here means my routine is out the window and life seems busier than usual, but not too busy that I can’t share my delicious Bloody Mary cocktail recipe with you.
I cannot even remember the last time I had a Bloody Mary. I stopped drinking beer and hard alcohol drinks when I realized I was allergic to gluten. As those of you with food allergies know, when you’re out in a restaurant you never know exactly what you’re being fed regardless of what the menu says.
I was thrilled when I found a vodka that was made from grapes! Supposedly, the distilling process of any grain alcohol removes the gluten so it should be safe, but I am still sensitive to it. I can feel it within 5 minutes in my joints. So I’m perfectly happy to make a cocktail every now and then at home with rum, grape vodka, or agave tequila…all of which are delicious.
Hot & Spicy Pickle Juice Bloody Mary
*makes one Bloody Mary
Fill glass half full with ice
2 ounces Ciroc Vodka
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1.5 ounces Spicy Bread & Butter Pickle Juice
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of Tabasco
Dash of Kosher Salt
Few Grinds of Fresh Pepper
Fill to top with 100% Tomato Juice
Garnish with slice of lemon, celery, pickled beans, & hot chili peppers.