Friday, January 1, 2010

Guinness Bloody Mary - Foodie Friday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Happy New Year! My greeting comes with special wishes for your health and happiness in 2010. I thought it might be fun to start the new year with a new drink, so I've bumped my scheduled post to share this one with you before the holiday officially ends. None of you will need a drink to cure "the hair of the dog", but in case you know someone who does, or are entertaining this weekend, you might find this twist on a Bloody Mary interesting. Years ago, it was believed that the best antidote for rabies was a drink brewed with the hair of the the dog that caused the rabies. Certain drinks, like the Bloody Mary, are believed by some to cure the symptoms of a hangover. While there is no medical proof to support that claim, the hypothesis is tested on a regular basis by revelers. The drink was first served in Chicago at the Bucket of Blood Club. Fernand Petiot, while working at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France, was asked to create a drink like that served at the Bucket of Blood by a waitress called Bloody Mary. Hence, the name. Interestingly, the Guinness Bloody Mary also has its roots in Chicago. I had the drink at a brunch in Austin and was able to find a prototype for the recipe on the Tabasco Foodservice website. If you are looking for a new brunch drink, this one might be perfect for you. It really is delicious, but be forewarned - it does pack a punch. Here's the recipe.

Guinness Bloody Mary...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

4 cups tomato juice
Juice of 2 limes
4 shots good vodka
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery salt
Tabasco sauce to taste
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Coarse salt for coating rims of mugs
1 (12-oz.) bottle Draught Guinness
Optional: Limes or olives for garnish

1) Combine tomato juice, lime juice, vodka, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper in a large iced filled pitcher.
2) Dampen the rims of 4 mugs with water and dip them in a bowl of coarse salt. Fill each mug with an equal portion of tomato juice mixture. Float 3 ounces of Guinness on top of each mug. Serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or olives if desired. Yield: 4 drinks.

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Designs By Gollum - Foodie Friday


Unknown said...

Wo what a drink! Cheers! And very Happy New Year Wishes to you!

D said...

Mary, I know you must be enjoying your family. Happy New Year and thank you for what you offer us each day.

Eileen said...

Sounds yummy. Wishing you a beautiful 2010!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Mary! Blessings for a wonderful 2010.

Martha said...

Cheers! We'll raise our glass of Guiness Bloody Mary to toast 2010!

Have a Happy New Year!

Poppedijne said...

Quit a drink!!! Have a very Happy New Year!

Maia T said...

Thanks for the drink.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous Near Year!

Selba said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hootin Anni said...

Happy, happy new year to you too Mary!!!

I bet you're really enjoying your time with your family.

May 2010 bring you joy and happiness....the past decade wasn't easy for anyone in the world...let's just hope this new decade will find us all making the most of if...

Now....cheers to the Bloody Mary. [not you...the drink of course]

surfingtheworldcuisine said...

That sounds like a very strong shot!!! Cheers!

Jamie said...

A very very Happy & Healthy New Year and 2010 to you and your family, Mary. It has been such a huge pleasure getting to know you and reading your blog!

Katy ~ said...

Oh my gosh, if I had a drink like that, someone would have to mop me up from the floor, LOL. I wouldn't mind a little sip from someone else's though because it does sound interesting!

Shellbelle said...

Whoa, did somebody see that dog? He must've been a big one!

I mentioned yesterday I was going to send my son the recipe for the beer-cheese dip for all the parties he has. This one will be perfect for all the party-goers the next day!

Happy New Year's Day!

Regina said...

Wishing wonderful New year!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I've had a Bloody Mary with a beer chaser but never a Bloody Mary with the beer in the recipe. Sounds good!

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Mickey said...

Happy New Year Mary! Ordered a Spicy Bloody Mary@ PF Changs and it was so boring. This looks like a drink to start the new year off with! :) Thanks for all your recipes and stories this past year!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I have had this many times before, never knew the recipe... they do taste great (but do not help a hangover)

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy New Year, lovely Invisible Friend!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Bandwidth will LOVE this recipe! Oh, it looks good! Have a great, food-filled New Year!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Fun--I didn't know the background of the "hair of the dog that bit you" saying. Happy New Year!

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