Friday, 25 June 2010

Mary, Mary quite contrary

I've discovered the secret to making a good Bloody Mary. Well there really are two!

And ok maybe they're not secrets but I'm a novice at this and I don't have a drinks shaker or any fancy gadgets!

Here are the secrets:

1) A squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
2) Adding the ingredients in exactly the following method:

Get a tall glass, shake lots of tobasco drops in it, squeeze a small bit of lemon in, pour ice cold tomato juice, pour ice cold vodka, salt and pepper, stir. Celery stick optional.

And this is the result:



Absolutely bloody marvellous! Pardon my French!

And a great drink on a hot day. A great drink after a very stressful hot day. It is surprisingly refreshing and suddenly the world is a better place.

Charlie says: What an alky, I'm definitely off next door!



Have a lemony Friday everyone!

31 comments:

Kea said...

Suddenly I'm quite thirsty. I'll take one, too, please.

I'm very sorry you had a stressful day, though! Monday was my insane, emotional meltdown day, so you have my sympathies.

Theresa Milstein said...

I love a can of V8 and have a great (if I do say so myself) gazpacho recipe with V8. But I don't like Bloody Mary drinks.

When it's hot, I like a Mojito or a Cosmo.

I like Charlie in a blur. You're very clever with your pictures. My cat is less judgmental about my drinking than yours!

Stay cool.

Brian said...

I don't know why Mary would be contrary after a few of those! Wait Charlie, Mary brought some nip too!

KarenG said...

I always wondered how to make a bloody mary! Hope you and Charlie are having a wonderful summer so far! Today was our first really hot day in June if you can believe that. Finally it feels like summer!

Deborah said...

I love Bloody Mary's but I have never made one!
Sounds good and easy!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds lovely (minus the vodka...vodka doesn't like me). Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer!

Jacqueline said...

Our Mommy adores Bloody Mary's, especially if she's drinking before 5 pm; they are also wonderful with weekend brunch and go really well with eggs benedict!!...Happy Friday sweet friends...kisses and hugs to handsome, floofy Charlie...Calle, Halle, Sukki

m.q said...

haiiii....have a sweet friday!!!
my human had sitted for her exam
and no more stress for her & us

luv ya!!

bobo & chacha :)

Simon Kewin said...

Excellent - great to read a post on the really important stuff!

fairyhedgehog said...

Charlie does love to keep showing off his marvellous tail!

Brigid said...

Its only 10 oclock and I want one of those, Charlie has the right idea.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Hee hee! You tell em Charlie!

Ellie said...

I've never had a Bloody Mary, but think I might this weekend!

Watery Tart said...

And one of the FEW drinks you can get away with for breakfast! teehee (that and a mimosa) I love a good bloody mary, and definitely suggest including a cocktail onion and a couple of green olives--the veggies are part of the joy.

And I will go along with spicy V8 as a substitute for all the work... in a pinch, I mean *wink*

Hannah and Lucy said...

Could you email a Bloody Mary over right now please Jen - it'll save me the effort of getting up!!
Charlie are you running to see your friend so quickly you were just a blur in front of my eyes.

laughingwolf said...

sounds good, kit... along with the tabasco, i add a few drops of worchestershire sauce ;)

use clamato [clam/tomato juice] with some celery seed, and you have a bloody caesar... yum, too!

Marg said...

Oh my that sounds really Yummy. Pass one over here please or better yet, we will be right over. We could have such a good time. That sounds like a perfect recipe.
Charlie, you better get your cute butt home.
Have a great week end.

KarenMcG said...

Looks like Charlie couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Esme said...

I love bloody Mary's-do you have spicy clamato juice-it is very Canadian-and we call it a bloody Ceaser.

Yumm

Okay I know I deserved more than 1/2 muffin-but I also had about 10 Lindt chocolates in the afternoon.

wncmountainliving said...

Sounds quite refreshing - gin and tonics are too in the same way! Cheers!

Boyachilles said...

hi there,

thx for visiting my blog...hero is now having his sweet moment of his life with me & family...i'm organizing bbq on this july but its too far for you..its ok right??

I like this words : Tenlives & second chances...

and another thing, i like the tomato juice...

Kate Mascarenhas said...

Ooh that looks lovely for a sunny day. I'm on the G&Ts, myself.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm with Charlie! ;)

Katnip Lounge said...

oooohhhh. What rotten luck I'm at work. Oh well, cocktail time soon enough! I'm partial to rum drinks but a good Bloody Mary is hard to beat.

ABBY said...

Sounds good!

Helllllllllllooo Sweet Charlie!

purrs
Abby

Words A Day said...

Excellant idea! As if I needed an excuse on this warm friday evening! Have a great weekend!

notesfromnadir said...

Charlie's so funny! 1 drink doesn't make you an alkie.

Fresh lemon is good w/ just about any beverage & as I only drink tea & water you can probably see why I need a fresh lemon & no other kind.

Come back soon, Charlie!

Musings of a Mother said...

Would you believe I've never had a bloody Mary? Must put it on my to-do list! I don't think I'll like it though - all that tabasco and tomato... x

Kat_RN said...

That actually sounds quite good, I am usually more of a wino. My parents used to make Bloody Mary's with V8.
Kat

Al said...

Definitely hot chocolate weather down this way!
Oh the arrogance of cats! You capture Charlie's thoughts beautifully.

Juz Call Me Sharz said...

love the fluffy tail.. :)

take care charlie!!