Add 1/3 cup of vodka-or upwards of that-, your V8 up to the ice cube level, then add 1 teaspoon horseradish and mix it in, 5 shakes of Worcestershire sauce, a couple turns of freshly ground black pepper add about 1/8th of a teaspoon celery seed.. I like the seed better, it gives it more flavor, pinch of salt, and the tabasco, amount varies depending on the amount of heat you like. FFW likes 3 dashes, I like 7. -But of course you do, firefighters can stand the heat, you fight flames,you wear firefighter boots, you wear a helmet, OMG you are a man in uniform- Cut a slice of lemon, twist it to get some juice in the drink, fix lemon slice onto the rim , grab your stalk of celery, mix it all together well, stick the celery in your glass, and down it. Then have another. Matt Bites has many reasons for you to have a Bloody Mary if my FFH didnt convince you to have one..just look! OnceUponAPlate has steak bites with a bloody mary dipping sauce. So on my list! Food and Wine offers Bloody Mary Cocktail meatballs.. Irresistible! That's All Folks. Oh, I'll leave you with this thought. Mojitos, pina coladas, citron bombs, and the list goes on. We'll talk later.
YES I am a Steelers fan often asked why. Because my Mom is from a small town in Pennsylvania,Plymouth Twsp. outside Wilkes-Barre. Many weekends we always went there to visit. So the Steelers were always on. Besides as I got older I found that they were and ARE the greatest Football team EVER. -Can you imagine what it is like to live with someone who has such firm opinions?- Come on you must agree.- Just agree, trust me, it's easier this way and makes for a pleasant day.Just a little history on the FFW(firefighter wife) experience with the Bloody Mary.. it was about 7AM. We were on our way to the airport to head to Key West. MMMMMMMMMMM Key West as Homer Simpson would say. -I don't and never have watched the Simpsons, so I do not get the humorous connotation here.-This was our first and unfortunately our last Vacation -BooHooHissHiss- for a long while. But I was out to make it a good one. And so it was..
We both hate to Fly So after Check-In I just happened to walk by the bar-Yeah, did you all catch that one too, he just HAPPENED to walk by.. he thinks he's slick- and Oh my gosh .. what a beautiful site.. the bar was open, and sitting there was a guy having a Bloody Mary.Well being the good FFH I am -ya know we sometimes have a reputation to live up to- I thought Why Not?Yeah, I guess you just HAVE to say WTF , right dear?
By the way its the best nerve builder upper you can have before that take off. Forget the coffee,a big one of these and you'll take a little nap.
I have the funniest story about this drink at an airport but FFW said it will take too long-you can all thank me later- and I talk to much anyway so OK ill continue . OK so at the bar I asked her ,"Honey, do you want one too?" Her reply ,"NO, ITS TOO EARLY. Besides I never had one of those." WHAT!!! I couldn't believe my ears.-He acted like I said I never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for crissakes- Try it you'll like it. Wasn't that from some commercial oh yeah that was Life Cereal Mikey hey he likes it he likes it. Yeah, And Oscar Meyer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A.
OK baby, she said( I like when she calls me baby ).-Please don't read too much into that people.- She took one sip and the look on her-he means to say beautiful, drop-dead gorgeous, lovely- face was filled with WOW! That's good honey she said. It was truly delicious! Told Ya So! I said.( Because I said so Rules). I will let that go for now.
Hence the Breakfast of Champions, So named by my Brother in Law Hurley AKA Vern another story. -Again I'll accept your thanks later-He is an awesome cook. After her taste of the drink a new craving was born.-At least its a way to get some of your 5-a-day in- We all had one-sure it was just one, FFH?- at Irish Kevins in Key West the next Morning. And the next, and the next... naughty.BTW, if you are ever in Key West, please stop by this place, you will laugh your ass off.
So every now and then since the trip I hear those sweet words from my FFW. Honey V8 was on sale. -That's the cheap pollockness in me coming out- Say no more get out the ingredients. I got her hooked-they are really good, they are addicting, like episodes of 24, you begin to yearn for them- especially on our special weekends.
Bloody Marys-- Breakfast of Champions. Superbowl Breakfast of Champions..What a way to start a day. This drink brings this song to mind. Don't Worry Be Happy, Don't Worry Be Happy now. That song will be in my head for hours. -Guess this would be a good time to tell him about the new immersion blender I bought with his credit card then, huh? Hey, I love cooking toys that vibrate;)
Oh I forgot the best part.. Some of FFW's scrambled eggs with cheese along with this drink would be the best combo.Then maybe some kielbasa on the side. OK what a way to start Super Bowl Sunday!
Here it goes. Get out your ingredients, just humor me will ya? Most certainly. Get yourself a hurricane-type glass, fill it with ice , but not all the way. Use cubes, not crushed. Yes, and you say tomaaato, and I say Tomooooto.