For those who know us, our love for the bloody mary is no secret. It is one of our absolute favorite cocktails to make, drink, and share with others.
When it comes to a bloody, brunch is not necessary; it’s nice, but not needed. We’ve even been known to have a bloody as a night cap. Okay, so maybe it’s not the best choice to have before going to sleep.
There is a gin divide in our house; a case of he says, she says. Truth be told, bourbon wins the cocktail game here. It’s warmth, flavor, and versatility earns it a non-negotiable spot in our liquor cabinet. Sometimes though, gin (one of us) gets its way.
The drink is 4 ingredients; the rim is a handful of spices, many of which you may already have in the spice cabinet. We designed the drink to be light and refreshing, and the rim to bring the classic bloody mary spices with each sip.
Although the cocktail comes together with ease, it requires at least 12 hours for the tomatoes to drain. So if you’re making this drink for guests, be sure to plan accordingly. Our brine of choice was Quickles Spicy-Style pickling concentrate (diluted). The recipe calls for 5 lbs of tomatoes, because we wanted to use some of the liquid for other dishes (you can use it just like vegetable stock to add flavor). It’s fine to scale back the tomato meausrement by at least half, but we encourage you to process 5 pounds and use leftovers for other dishes. We set tge drink recipe to 1 serving, but the tomato water yields at least 6 servings.