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I just made a really crummy Bloody Mary

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:11 pm

My dad can toss stuff into a glass nonchalantly as can be and it comes out tasting great. I used a recipe, measured stuff out, and it still tastes like hooey.

Should I have used just tomato juice instead of V8? What in the world did I do wrong? :-t
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Re: I just made a really crummy Bloody Mary

Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:14 pm

knapplc wrote:My dad can toss stuff into a glass nonchalantly as can be and it comes out tasting great. I used a recipe, measured stuff out, and it still tastes like hooey.

Should I have used just tomato juice instead of V8? What in the world did I do wrong? :-t


Just use bloody mary mix... ;-D You know, cheat!
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Postby Matthias » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:22 pm

I haven't made many bloody mary's but a friend and I went to a brunch place that had a bloody mary buffet table. Pay $4 or $5 for the shot of vodka and then have at whatever you like. And in two trips up, mine beat his hands down both times. And I have generally good luck mixing drinks, anyways. So for whatever it's worth, here's my suggestions.

I like tomato juice vs. V8; it gives it a fuller body. Less thin. Horseradish is an absolute must. A few dashes of worcestshire sauce is a must. Try olives and celery. See which you like better (maybe both). Celery salt is good to give a little bite. Ditto for hot sauce.

In my drinking experience (much broader than my mixing) a good bloody mary is hearty and spicy. Hearty in the sense that it's thick, like a cream of tomato soup and not thin like a glass of pop. And it also has a strong bite which can come from a variety of sources. With just a bit of tang. If I were you, I'd take a pint glass, put ice up about 3/4, throw in a jigger of vodka, throw in tomato juice up to bring it up to about 85% full, and then try various additives, stirring and sipping as you go along. Works for cooking. Works for drinking.

Other possible additives: pearl onions, black pepper, lime wedges, stuffed olives, jalapenos, A1 steak sauce (I think), wasabi, lemon juice, and beef stock(?) (suggested by one guy).
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Postby deluxe_247 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:00 pm

never really aquired a taste for the bloody mary. its one of the few vodka drinks i dont like.
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Postby lmcjaho » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:31 pm

Move to Canada and drink a Bloody Ceasar instead ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:49 pm

deluxe_247 wrote:never really aquired a taste for the bloody mary. its one of the few vodka drinks i dont like.


I hate anything with vodka in it. :-P
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Postby RWLongy4 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:16 pm

I'm usually pretty good about being able to put together good tasting drinks but making a good bloody mary is a skill that is still a mystery to me. I'll have to try some of those suggestions matthias ;-D
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Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:35 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:never really aquired a taste for the bloody mary. its one of the few vodka drinks i dont like.


I hate anything with vodka in it. :-P


You could always have a Bloody Maria! Tequila!!!! ;-D

There is a concentrate I use sometimes called Demitris which I like pretty well, if you can find it I highly recommend it. Its great for a quick bloody mary...
http://www.demitris.com/index.cfm/page/home

But if you must use V8 get spicy V8. Add a little Tobasco a little Worstershire and salt and peper, you should come out with something pretty tasty. Celery salt can be good as suggested or maybe garlic salt. I like pickled beans or asparagus. Oh and dont forget the vodka. :-b ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:56 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:never really aquired a taste for the bloody mary. its one of the few vodka drinks i dont like.


I hate anything with vodka in it. :-P


Drinking vodka right now. Have been since 9 A.M. :-B
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Postby The_Captain » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:57 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
deluxe_247 wrote:never really aquired a taste for the bloody mary. its one of the few vodka drinks i dont like.


I hate anything with vodka in it. :-P


Drinking vodka right now. Have been since 9 A.M. :-B


Sounds like we've got Moonhead's twin sibling in the house. :-b

Speaking of moonhead, I wonder where he is??
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