Happy New Year! Did you know that in addition to being New Year’s Day, January 1st is also National Bloody Mary Day? Bloody Marys do seem to be the ubiquitous “Hair of the dog” drink. I remember going to lunch with a friend the day after my 21st birthday and he said, “We need to order Bloody Marys!”. If you’re thinking the same thing today, then here’s a fun recipe to try from Ole Smoky for a green Bloody Mary:
Ole Smoky Green Bloody Mary
Cocktail recipe courtesy of Distilled NYC
2 yellow heirloom tomatoes
1 dill pickle
3 garlic cloves
1 serrano chili (seeds remove)
1 oz. Ole Smoky Original Moonshine
1 ½ tablespoon preserved lemon
Juice of ½ lime
3 dashes Tabasco
½ teaspoon each sugar, salt and pepper
In a blender, puree ingredients. Fill glass with ice and strain in blended mixture.
To salt rim of glass:
Put 1 Tablespoon each salt, pepper, sugar and Aleppo pepper (optional) in a saucer. Wet rim with lime wedge, dab in saucer.