Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a safe and happy celebration last night and wish you all peace and prosperity in the New Year. 

So, it’s a little after noon, Sunday morning, New Year’s Day.  Considering the Feder’s party last night and today’s cocktail, Scott says we have been tipsy more than half of the year so far. 

We enjoyed a lot of  festive bubbly last night, said goodbye to 2011 and rang in 2012 with family and dear friends.  Today is football, Hoppin’ John, collard greens and, of course, Bloody Mary’s are the drink du jour. 

Sunday Morning Bloody Mary's

In preparation, set the following items out on your counter:

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
Skyy Vodka
Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce
Horse Radish (optional)
A-1 Steak Sauce
Lime Wedges
Black Pepper
Bloody Mary Mix (Scott is partial to Major Peter’s.  Don’t bother with a spicy mix, you can add your own spices to taste.)
Large Mixing Glass
Tall Serving Glass (Beer Glass or Hurricane Glass are perfect)
Celery Stalks
Cocktail Shrimp (optional)

Rim serving glass with seasoned salt.  Fill glass with ice. 
Add 1 jigger of vodka. 
Using drops to suit taste, add Worcestershire, Hot Sauce, and Horse Radish.  Pour a small amount of A-1 into it’s own cap, then from cap, pour 1 drop into the glass (a little goes a LONG way.)  Squeeze lime, add olive and a dash of black pepper.  Fill nearly to brim with bloody mix, leaving about a ½ inch for the celery garnish.  Pour liquid back and forth from serving glass to mixing glass several times until well mixed.  Add celery stalk and a straw if desired. 

For a really nice touch, and to add some substance, you can garnish with a cocktail shrimp as well.

Well, Scott has just mixed up another round, so it's time to go watch some football and get ready for some black eyed peas. 

Happy New Year!  Cheers!

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