A recipe tip about cocktails...
A genius idea given to me by the barkeep at venerable Irish bar on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the scene of more than a few good times with my best friend before life forced us to become "responsible adults."
Something tells me we'll be back. And you know why? Because they make a great Bloody Mary, and the best Bloody Marys...
|Guinness Bloody Mary, Photo: NK|
have Guinness in them!
YES. Who knew you could improve on a Bloody Mary? The bartender are George Keeley did, that's who.
They say Guinness is Good, but Guinness Bloody Mary's are definitely better. As a matter of fact, lots of things benefit from a good dose of stout - like this easy Beef Pot Pie.
Even if you favor green drinks on St. Pat's be sure to give this recipe a try some time this year.
Guinness Bloody Mary's Our Way
Yields 1 Cocktail
1 short rocks glass
Toothpick or Cocktail Skewers
1.5 Ounces of Vodka
4 Ounces of Low Sodium Tomato Juice
1 teaspoon Horseradish
2 Splashes Worcestershire
1 Lime Wedge for garnish and one for the mix
1 Lemon Round for garnish and lemon for the mix
3 Green Olives stuffed with Pimento
1 Celery Stalk
Seasoned Salt (Celery Salt or other flavored Salt Blend)
4 Dashes of Tabasco
1 Ounce of Guinness
Salt and Pepper to taste
Rim your glass with some Lemon and dip it into Seasoned Salt.
Fill a short glass 2/3 of the way with Tomato Juice, then add Vodka, Horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire and a good squeeze of lemon. Stir.
Thread three Olives onto a cocktail skewer and finish with a small Lime Wedge. Set aside.
Add Ice and Stir. Pour on the Guinness. Taste and add additional Tabasco, Horseradish and Seasoned Salt or Pepper as you wish.
Garnish with a Celery Stalk and the Olive skewer. Enjoy!!