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October 15, 2013


Juliet Tierney

You might thisg this is going to be a delicious Bloody Mary cocktail, but in reality it's a super sour cocktial with a hint of grenadine sweetness created by Drunk Dial Congress founder Scott Goodstein. The drink should get you ready to drunk dial Congress and express your anger over the government shutdown.



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  • 1 part sour mix
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 Tablespoon grenadine syrup


Add all ingredients into shaker over ice, shake lightly, and pour into highball glass.


Suffering Bastard

So many classic cocktails are born in the bars of great hotels. The Singapore Sling hails from the famed Raffles Hotel in Singapore, while the Vieux Carré was first stirred at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. The list goes on, and it includes the Suffering Bastard, which was originally conceived as a hangover cure by the bar staff at Cairo’s Shepheard’s Hotel before the property burned to the ground in 1952.

As the story goes, in 1942, Shepheard’s barkeep Joe Scialom was toying with a hangover remedy for troops during World War II. He settled on the Suffering Bastard, smartly employing two liquors with lime juice, aromatic bitters and the stomach-settling powers of ginger beer. The drink was supposedly so popular with its intended audience that troops telegrammed the hotel asking for bulk orders of this liquid fortification to be made and delivered to the front lines. Such a move puts your making this at home and drinking it on your couch in perspective.

Today, the common recipe calls for bourbon and gin, though some reports peg the original as containing brandy instead of bourbon. Both spirits make excellent versions of the drink, but this recipe sticks with whiskey. If you can’t find ginger beer, ginger ale also works. The resulting cocktail won’t be quite as spicy, but it will still contain a thirst-quenching, effervescent quality.

Interestingly, the Suffering Bastard took a left turn in the 1960s, when it became associated with Tiki culture. Recipes of the period, including one by Trader Vic, began to feature rums as the base spirits, accented by orgeat and curaçao liqueur. But if you want to make the original recipe, skip the rum.

Whichever route you go, this cocktail has stuck around for a reason: It will take away your suffering (although too many of these bastards has been known to increase it). To adjust the drink’s potency—or get a jump on tomorrow’s hangover—simply increase or decrease the amount of ginger beer. Then raise a glass to the troops who enjoyed this elixir—along with the man who created it—and knock one back.

What kind of tomato juice should I use?

For the homemade Italian inspired bloody mary mix, you can use tomato juice from the store like V8, but if you really want to get after it, you can use my homemade tomato juice recipe HERE. We are in quarantine, after all, so you might as well! #timeonmyhands

If you decide to use tomato juice from the store for this recipe, I recommend using vegetable juice rather than a tomato juice concentrate. Tomato juice is a little thicker and sweeter, so to avoid tasting like a tomato sauce use vegetable juice instead!

Even with extra stirring, I noticed that my horseradish didn't dissolve in the tomato juice as well as I'd hoped, so there were a few little clumps of it in the drink.

After just one sip of this cocktail, it was clear that the most noticeable flavor here was definitely celery. I tasted celery before I even tasted tomato.

There was a slight heat from the hot sauce but the drink wasn't too spicy. There were little strings of celery in it — likely because of how I had to shred the stalks. This isn't a great texture in anything really, but especially not in a drink.

Garten's Bloody Mary is a good option if you prefer a more subtle tomato flavor and love celery. As far as appearance, the celery garnish would make this drink look lovely on a brunch table.

Bloody Caesar

In 1969, the owners of the Calgary Inn in Calgary, Alberta, asked Walter Chell, the Montenegrin who presided over their Owl’s Nest bar, to create a recipe to represent their new Italian restaurant in a contest. So Chell took some vodka, a bit of Worcestershire and a little Tabasco, added a mix of clam and tomato juices and dubbed it the “Bloody Caesar.” It sounds rather odd, but it’s the national drink of Canada and has been so practically since Chell invented—or should I say “invented”—it.

There are two ways to be the creator of a cocktail. You can be the undisputed first person ever to put a certain set of ingredients together in a glass. There is much honor in that, to be sure, though there is rarely much fame.

Or you can take a pre-existing combination of ingredients and give it a catchy new name and backstory. You then proceed to sell it like crazy, and if you’re good, your creation suddenly catches on. This might not be particularly honorable (although that’s open to debate), but it’s plenty of fun—and sometimes you end up famous.

Jerry Thomas, founding father of the American bar, was that second type of mixologist. He took the Tom & Jerry, an obscure New England concoction that had been around since before he was born, and made it his own, riding it into the pages of history.

Which kind of inventor was Chell?

Chell was a hell of a bartender, there’s no doubt about that. But as far back as 1953, Walter Winchell was writing about a Smirnoff Smiler, which called for vodka, clam juice, tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce. And in 1968, Clamato (that’s the duo of clam and tomato juices) was pushing a Clam Digger, which is basically the same drink without the spices. But nobody asks for Clam Diggers or Smirnoff Smilers these days.

It’s one thing to mix a drink it’s another to get people to order it. Chell got a whole country to do that. Now, that’s some fancy inventing.

Ingredients You Need

No, we aren’t going to just throw some vodka into some tomato juice – we deserve better even if we may not realize it yet. Our Caesar recipe begins with our Caesar mix, don’t doubt the ingredient list just yet instead just learn to trust the process – have I led you wrong yet?

Caesar Mix

  • Worcestershire sauce –A fermented condiment used to enhance savoury food and drinks. Essentially bottled umami.
  • BBQ sauce –Any will do, whether it be generic superstore brand or some specially blended craft sauce. Personally I like something a bit on the sweeter side with some rich colour.
  • Pickle juice –Any recipe worth its salt will introduce an element of acidity and this right here is a splash of that. That pickle juice at the bottom of the jar full of pickling spices is the ideal scoop so don’t shy away from the floaties.
  • Soy sauce –I’d recommend low sodium as the base of our drink, Clamato, is plenty salty on its own. If regular sodium is all you have though just use a bit less.
  • Tabasco sauce –Caesars should burn going down, that’s just a fact of life. I love to use half green and half red tabasco for this recipe but either color will do. In fact you can use any colour you want, as long as that sauce comes packaged in a bottle with tabasco on the label.
  • Horseradish – I always keep a bottle of well loved extra hot in the fridge. This ingredient is in my opinion, the hangover cure key. Even if you feel fresh as a daisy be sure to add a dollop.
  • Onion powder –Just a little will go a long way.
  • Steak spice –In an ideal world I would make sure every home had a little bottle of Montreal steak spice for any and all occasions, but if it’s not available where you live any old kind will do.


  • Vodka – The flavors here are so strong that the taste profile of nice vodka will get completely lost. I just use whatever’s laying around.
  • Clamato juice – The star, the foundation on which our cocktail desires are built, the mighty but humble Clamato. A combination of tomato and clam (yes, clam) juice. Don’t be scared of it, there’s a reason this cocktail is a national treasure and clamato is that reason.

Part of the fun of a Bloody Mary is all the garnishes. Some can be pretty over the top – practically a whole meal on top of the drink. Here are some ideas for how to garnish your Bloody Mary:

  • Celery stalks
  • Dill pickle spears, okra, or cornichons
  • Pickled green beans or asparagus
  • Green olives
  • Lemon or lime wedges
  • Bacon
  • Boiled shrimp

You can also rim your glass with celery salt. Rub a slice of lemon along the rim of the glass, and then roll the rim on a plate covered with celery salt until coated.

Award Winning Bloody Mary Recipe

I just entered my first Bloody Mary contest at a recent SCA steak competition and won 3 rd place out of 45 people so I thought this recipe was worth sharing with you!!

Team Grill Girl!

My dad and I competed on team GrillGirl along with our friend Jeff Romero, who also competes on the Shed BBQ team at Memphis in May, which is how we all know each other! This steak competition was hosted by the Shed at their really cool BBQ restaurant on the Bayou in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and it was a blast!

Plus they finished the competition with a live grill off (“steak A” winner versus “steak B”) competing for the biggest prize which made this a really fun, unique steak competition and a fun way to watch the awards ceremony as the Shed Family live Emceed the awards ceremony while the live steak cook off was happening.

Here’s my Winning Bloody Mary My Dad and Me Steak Entry
The results of the Bloody Mary contest. I was 3rd place. At the competition you choose the steak you will cook. Snake River Farms was a sponsor and provided gorgeous Prime Ribeyes! Steak!
Team GrillGirl at the Shed Steak Cook Off Another great Garnish Example! This was the Bloody Mary that won the competition!

I’ve attached a few photos to give you an idea of what the competition was like- again, such a great time and an opportunity to see some of my BBQ family! If you ever get a chance to do a Steak Cook-Off with the Steak Cook-Off Association, I HIGHLY recommend it! It is a great time and easy to enter and much less of a time and monetary investment than a BBQ competition.

The Bloody Mary competition was an Ancillary category and the judging was based on appearance, taste, overall. As you can see from the photos, there were some really great entries with people going all out on their garnish with sliders, cheeseburgers, and an array of seafood on the top. I used a blue crab from the seafood boil the night before, as well as shrimp, sausage, pickled okra and an heirloom tomato on mine.

I made Bloody Marys using 4 celebrity chefs' recipes, and the best was the easiest to make

I tried Bloody Mary recipes from chefs Alton Brown, Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, and Ina Garten.

Brown's recipe had a lot of intricate steps but the final cocktail tasted spicy and fresh.

Flay's Bloody Mary was my favorite because it was light, citrusy, and easy to make.

I started with Bobby Flay's recipe, which calls for plenty of citrus and spice.

Flay is known for being a grill master, so it stands to reason that his Bloody Mary would be perfect alongside a brunch burger.

His recipe for a spicy citrus Bloody Mary (which can be found on the Food Network website) calls for, of course, plenty of citrus — lemon and lime. There's also a jalapeño involved, which I was worried would make the drink too spicy.

The drink didn't smell great while I was making it, but the unpleasant scent didn't last.

It smelled pretty horrific when I was muddling the lemon, lime, horseradish, and jalapeño together for the recipe. Fortunately, this smell dissipated instantly after I added the tomato juice.

This drink couldn't have been easier to make.

If you want to spontaneously prepare a Bloody Mary, this is the recipe for you.

It took no time at all for me to muddle most of the ingredients then add in vodka, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce.

This Bloody Mary was ice-cold and refreshing.

In my opinion, this is a Bloody Mary that even those who hate the savory cocktail could get on board with.

The tomato-juice flavor isn't overpowering thanks to all of the other ingredients. The flavors work well and balance one another, and the cocktail had the slightest spicy kick from the jalapeño.

The drink is also perfectly chilled because, per the instructions, I muddled the ingredients with ice and added the drink to a cup filled with ice.

Overall, I enjoyed this recipe. To improve it, I would add a bit of extra Worcestershire for more umami flavor and a savory garnish to boost the drink's appearance and add a crunch.

Alton Brown's recipe calls for homemade tomato vodka.

Considering the other recipes from Brown I've tried were pretty complicated, I wasn't surprised that this one had so many intricate steps.

Found on the Food Network website, this is not a recipe to follow for a spur-of-the-moment drink, but instead works best as a make-ahead cocktail for an upcoming brunch.

The ingredients are pretty simple, except that you need to start making your own tomato-flavored vodka a week in advance.

The process of making Brown's Bloody Mary was a marathon, not a sprint.

Again, I had to start making this recipe five to seven days in advance by adding tomatoes and vodka to a sealable jar. I kept it stored in a cool, dark spot and stirred it daily.

Then, I also had to make tomato juice-based ice cubes the night before I planned to serve the drinks.

Watching Brown's Bloody Mary come together was pretty cool.

But once I put in all this effort in putting together the ingredients, actually assembling the drink only took seconds.

I just poured a bit of homemade tomato juice and vodka over the icy tomato-juice cubes and stirred.

His drink really brought the heat.

Brown's Bloody Mary is not for the faint of heart — it was very spicy. It was also very tomato-forward, especially because of the flavored vodka.

Drink this if you love spicy food and drinks, but otherwise, you might want to steer clear.

I definitely could see heartburn in my near future after just a few sips of this beverage.

Ina Garten's Bloody Mary features traditional ingredients.

The Barefoot Contessa's recipe, which I found on the Food Network website, seems to be pretty classic with ingredients like Worcestershire, tomato juice, and horseradish.

The cocktail requires plenty of celery, but I found it strange that the recipe required me to add grated, raw onion to a drink.

I imagine this recipe would've worked better if I had a food processor.

The recipe was easy enough to follow, although I think the results weren't as desirable as they could've been if I had a food processor.

Garten's recipe requires finely mincing celery in a food processor, but since I only have a blender I tried to use that.

I didn't get a fine mince on my celery — it was more of a shredded consistency — but it seemed OK enough to use in my drink.

Still, it was easy enough to put this recipe together once I'd measured out and cut all of the ingredients.

Even with extra stirring, I noticed that my horseradish didn't dissolve in the tomato juice as well as I'd hoped, so there were a few little clumps of it in the drink.

The last step was pouring the cocktail over ice and adding a bit of celery as a garnish.

After just one sip of this cocktail, it was clear that the most noticeable flavor here was definitely celery. I tasted celery before I even tasted tomato.

There was a slight heat from the hot sauce but the drink wasn't too spicy. There were little strings of celery in it — likely because of how I had to shred the stalks. This isn't a great texture in anything really, but especially not in a drink.

Garten's Bloody Mary is a good option if you prefer a more subtle tomato flavor and love celery. As far as appearance, the celery garnish would make this drink look lovely on a brunch table.

Martha Stewart's Bloody Mary requires simple, classic ingredients.

Found on Stewart's website, the recipe for this Bloody Mary features typical ingredients like Worcestershire and tomato juice.

I was happy to see black pepper on this ingredients list, but I worried the drink would have too much bite with its hot sauce, horseradish, garlic, and black pepper.

Stewart's Bloody Mary was shaken, not stirred.

The drink-making process was pretty easy and required a lot of shaking.

I shook all of the ingredients but the vodka in one glass jar. Then I poured vodka and the tomato juice mixture in a shaker filled with ice and a celery stick and shook again.

For the final step, I garnished my glass and poured in my cocktail.

I carefully strained the Bloody Mary into a glass (without ice, as the recipe does not specify adding ice to the serving glass).

From there, I had to squeeze one lemon wedge over the top of the drink without stirring.

The final Bloody Mary was spicy and savory but not too overpowering.

The cocktail definitely left some heat on my tongue right away and although I don't love a lot of spiciness, I found this drink to have a really pleasing amount of it.

I could do without squeezing the lemon juice on top, though, because it made the first few sips of the Bloody Mary too acidic. There was plenty of Worcestershire sauce in the recipe, so the drink had a savory aftertaste that I enjoyed.

I also couldn't get enough of the garnish on this one — the celery and lemon made the drink look elegant and restaurant-quality.

Bobby Flay's simple and citrusy beverage was my favorite.

These Bloody Marys all had redeeming qualities. If you don't want a lot of tomatoes or just really love celery, opt for Garten's Bloody Mary.

Looking for a classic, spicy Bloody Mary? Stewart's recipe is your best bet. And if you want to set your taste buds on fire with spiciness and feel like a true chef, make Brown's spicy Bloody Mary, which calls for a few special homemade ingredients.

But for me, Flay's Bloody Mary is the winner with its light, refreshing, and slightly spicy taste. Plus I loved just how easy it was to make.

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The Trick to Making a Perfect Bloody Bull

Although you may have mad bartending skills and eyeballing ingredients is usually safe, we advise not taking the risk with a bloody bull recipe. Instead, always measure the amount of bone broth you add according to the recipe.

If you add too much beef bone broth to the cocktail shaker, you risk it tasting like an alcohol-infused tomato bone broth soup. If you add too little bone broth, the taste will be faint and your taste buds won’t cash in on the lip-smacking umami flavor that makes a bloody bull, well, a bloody bull.

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  1. Waldrom

    I would say nothing, well, not everything, in general, not bad

  2. Alixandre

    In my opinion, you are wrong. Let's discuss.

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