Bloody Mary's

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  1. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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    Ok good folks of CF...I've never made a homemade Bloody Mary. So whats the best mix/vodka out there? What other ingredients do you all recommend????

    I kind of ask because Fareway has a special on Zing Zang bloody mix with Butchers Block vodka...curious if that was any good as well.


    And if anyone out there is really cool, how to make an Old Fashioned..?
     
  2. cycloneshort

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    #2 cycloneshort, Apr 30, 2020
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    If you can find it, Lola's Hot Sauce has a spicy Bloody Mary mix that is the best I've had. throw in some Worcestershire and then you're cooking
     
  3. Cat Stevens

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    realistically, zing zang isn’t bad. I prefer it more for micheladas, but it’s ok with bloody Mary’s too.
     
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    I have always like zing zang for my homemade ones. Yeah lolas hot sauce also
     
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    Zing Zang is my favorite widely available bloody mix, always a solid choice.
     
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  6. mustangcy

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    Maybe a stupid question but when using mix do you do anything else or is the mix supposed to be it (other than vodka)?
     
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    Madame Mary bloody mary mix is the best in Iowa IMO. Yeah just use your vodka and the mix. You can add spices, veggies, beef sticks, whatever floats your boat!
     
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    Old Fashioned: I have decided I prefer real sugar over simple syrup.

    2oz whiskey (peppery flavor gives a nice contrast to the sweetness)
    1tsp sugar
    1tsp water
    Bitters

    Add water and a few (four?) dashes of bitters to the glass, the the sugar. Stir til sugar is dissolved (or you get bored). Add ice as desired, the whiskey, then mix, then drink. Garnishes are entirely unnecessary at home, but suit yourself.
     
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    This has been a good time to clean out the kitchen. Tomato juice, several dashes of Worcestershire, couple of small squirts of Sriracha, vodka, some dill pickle juice, and ice. I don't really measure anything. Beef stick, cheese cube, and a cherry tomato pinned with a toothpick to a celery stalk. Good stuff.
     
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    #11 Isualum13, Apr 30, 2020
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    I usually buy Mr and T's as it's available locally, but really there are lots of good/better mixes available. Throw in some Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce then sprinkle some celery salt on top and your good to go.

    It's really all about the garnishes though.

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    Unless you have Luxardo cherries, then it is completely necessary.
     
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    Curious if you buy simple syrup or make it. I've only had it when I make it. Very easy to make. 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. (Store bought stuff has many other ingredients) Heat it up and stir to dissolve the sugar. Keeps for a long time if stored sealed in the fridge.

    I mainly use simple syrup to make maple syrup by adding mapleine to it. Super easy and way better than anything you can buy aside from pure maple syrup.
     
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    For the price it's hard to beat Costco brand Kirkland American Vodka.
    I just bought two 1.75 liter bottles last week with tax for $27.80
     
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    The Old Fashioned that I grew up with is a Southern Comfort Old Fashioned. Use SoCo, bitters, club soda, and a cherry (with a smidgen of the juice). No need for sweetener.

    As far as ratios go, I don't know. Grandpa always eyeballed them, and they were always exactly the same each time. I've never been able to quite replicate them (not for lack of trying!).
     
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    Ketle One, or Tito's will work
    dash lime juice
    dash worcestershire
    hefty dash chipolte tabasco
    dash A1 steak sauce (seriously)

    Throw in Bacon (beef/turkey sticks work as well), olives, and pickled asparagus
     
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    I’ve been using A1 forever. It blends perfectly with a Bloody Mary.
     
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    For my bloody marys I always put 1/2 Clamato 1/2 blood mary mix, and then Worcestershire, tabasco, lime juice, horseradish, pickle juice, celery salt, lowries, and vodka.
     
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    A key wild-card ingredient: Dill sauce. Roughly 1 part of that to 3 parts juice.

    I've been lazy in recent years and just buy mix when I'm in the mood for a Bloody, but when I'm motivated, it's noticeably better than store-bought.
     
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    #20 Chitownclone2, Apr 30, 2020
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    A traditional old fashioned can take a bit of time. If I'm feeling lazy, in a shaker I do a few (3-4) ounces of a nice whiskey, a TBSP of orange marmalade, some orange bitters and shake well and served up for my likening. It has the hint of orange and sweetness that a properly muddled sugar cube/orange gives. Cheers!
     

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