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2014-02-16 02:34:44 PM
I can personally vouch for the following, though I reduce the salt and add horseradish per some of the comments.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/wild-river-bloody-mary-mix/detail.aspx
 
2014-02-16 02:39:09 PM
Finding the pubic hair at the bottom of the glass turned me off to bloody maries.
 
2014-02-16 02:39:25 PM

madcan34: Great.  Now we're going to have a whole mess of pretentious douche bags who will insist they can taste the differencebetween two drops of Tabasco vs. three


And YOU can't?

//just kidding; I agree with your sentiment
 
2014-02-16 02:40:12 PM

NFA: Gray Goose and V8.  Sounds like a contest.



F that.   SKYY.   the goose flies in the SKYY.
 
2014-02-16 02:43:39 PM
the best part of bloody maries is that when you eventually puke it up, you'll think your stomach is bleeding and immediately become sober, or so i'm told.
 
2014-02-16 02:43:58 PM

Mock26: "Garnishes make the Bloody Mary, say the experts."

Really?  Just who exactly are these so-called experts and what is the basis for their expertise?  Because they sound like a bunch of pretentious douchebags. 

Personally, I think that a good Bloody Mary should be judged based on how it tastes without all the garnishes.  If you cannot make a decent tasting Bloody Mary then no amount of garnishes will make it taste good.  Sure, you might distract the simple-minded folks with some elaborate garnishes, but your Bloody Mary will still taste like crap.


"Experts" is a term for "I don't know anybody else who has said this, maybe one guy, but i'm saying it."

As you say, the Bloody Mary is in the mix, just like any mixed drink.
 
2014-02-16 02:44:56 PM

Linux_Yes: the best part of bloody maries is that when you eventually puke it up, you'll think your stomach is bleeding and immediately become sober, or so i'm told. experts say.

 
2014-02-16 02:53:05 PM
3/5 Tomato juice
2/5 the cheapest vodka that doesn't feel like oil
squirt of Siracha
splash of lemon juice  (optional)
celery stick to swizzle and cleanse the palate

No need for pretension of ridiculous aesthetic displays.
 
2014-02-16 02:55:42 PM
I only like mine from Gary's Old Towne Tavern
 
2014-02-16 03:00:07 PM
I really don't want the Bloody Mary to become a hipster drink.

Still, I'm open to variations on the recipe, depending upon my mood.  Sometimes I want a lot of Tabasco, sometimes not.
 
2014-02-16 03:01:51 PM

Sushi and the Banshees: If you finish your Bloody Mary preparation with an eyedropper, my grandfather would laugh at your sorry panzy-ass. I would just call you a douchebag.

/Douchebaggery is high in the Bloody Mary segment right now.


If you are using insanity sauce* that would make sense (it would make more sense to mix it with Tabasco sauce and make actual hot sauce that doesn't need the dropper, but it wouldn't look as impressive).  I suspect that (especially for competition) either any scotch bonnet or better yet Scorned Woman would be even better.

Semiotix: madcan34: Great.  Now we're going to have a whole mess of pretentious douche bags who will insist they can taste the differencebetween two drops of Tabasco vs. three

Pfff. You use supermarket pepper sauce in your Bloody Mary? Farking amateur, go back to Applebee's.

/pfff


 Sounds like you haven't tried Scorned Woman and [supermarket, or even Target brand] tomato soup.  I also laugh at anybody using something other than generic vodak in a bloody mary.

* insanity sauce has dirt cheap scovilles, but if you still have a working tongue you don't want to contact any directly.  I recommend adding it to cheap "hot" sauce to make real hot sauce at cheap prices.
 
2014-02-16 03:38:57 PM
Ok hate Bloody Mary's. Give me a mimosa first thing in the morning instead.
 
2014-02-16 03:58:04 PM

KidneyStone: Beerguy: Best Bloody Mary I ever had was at the Hotel St. Marie in New Orleans.....nothing else has ever even been close.

Damn you Subby..now my mouth is watering

Years ago I was on a quest for the greatest Bloody Mary and to date my favorite was from the Tiki Bar on Islamorada in the Florida keys.  At least from a bar, that is.  The ones I make myself are by default better because they come out exactly how i think one should taste.  Your mileage will no doubt vary.

/The Hilton in Short Hills, NJ, also makes a pretty darned good one.  Their Sunday brunch - especially on Easter - is stunning.


The best Bloody Mary in Los Angeles is at Tiki Ti.  Sadly not available before 4:30 pm, when they open.
 
2014-02-16 04:27:32 PM

Manfred J. Hattan: Beerguy: Best Bloody Mary I ever had was at the Hotel St. Marie in New Orleans.....nothing else has ever even been close.

Damn you Subby..now my mouth is watering

Everyone in New Orleans knows how to make a great Bloody Mary, I think.  I even had an outstanding one in the Marriott.


As someone who was born and raised in Louisiana, and a former New Orleans native, I will concur with that statement.

Bloody Maries are a largely common drink, enjoyed on all days of the week, especially during a nice long sunday brunch.  But as in most food items in in, most New Orleanians take pride when they are making it and because they know the customer has a discerning palate.

My favorite go to when traveling to and from Houma, to see family, is a dump in Des Allemands called "Franks Lounge and World Famous Bloody Mary's"

It is an old crappy house on a highway backed up to a bayou.

I will stop in and get a 16 oz in a go cup for the ride either way.  And down from Franks is Sphars Cafe, which has a some say a Bloody Mary on par with Franks, but Spahrs has the best fried catfish in the world.
 
2014-02-16 04:34:52 PM
Bloody Caesars are better IMO, but they are basically the same thing.

Sunday mornings....
 
2014-02-16 04:51:28 PM
proof that bloody marys suck is they are always the early morning drink special on cruise lines like carnival. i am a cruise fan but 30-50 year old fat and unhappy temp not with spouse married people drinking these things at 11am by the pool as they biatch or brag to strangers about their lives truly sucks. and stay out of the friggin whirlpool while holding a drink.
 
2014-02-16 04:54:42 PM
Prepared my first-ever Bloody Mary this morning. Kirkland vodka and Freshies mix. I thought it was overly salty and dismissed it as an acquired taste that I haven't acquired yet.

May use the rest of the mix in my chili.
 
2014-02-16 05:00:34 PM

theropod: Kirkland vodka


Kirkland makes vodka!?  Holy hell, what don't they make?
 
2014-02-16 05:17:37 PM
The celery salt around the lip of the glass is key, don't drink from a straw.

L&P, horseradish, tobasco, clamato and cheap vodka.
 
2014-02-16 05:34:20 PM
Let's be honest. No one can make a Bloody Mary great. It's just a tomato and vodak delivery system. The best ones are neutral, because they're breakfast.
 
2014-02-16 05:38:30 PM

thamike: theropod: Kirkland vodka

Kirkland makes vodka!?  Holy hell, what don't they make?


Grey Goose makes it for them and they slap on a Kirkland label.  Really.
 
2014-02-16 06:13:16 PM

soopey: Ok hate Bloody Mary's. Give me a mimosa first thing in the morning instead.


That gives me an idea: Blody Kir - decent sparkling wine + tomato juice fresh squeezed from just picked tomatoes. Any added spices would probably ruin it.
 
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2014-02-16 06:24:15 PM

lilplatinum: NFA: Gray Goose and V8.  Sounds like a contest.


Yes, you should always pay for the highly marketed overpriced neutral alcohol that you aren't going to taste when mixing it with tomato juice...


Big fan of a nasty after taste are ya?
 
2014-02-16 06:29:57 PM
 
2014-02-16 06:31:28 PM

theropod: Prepared my first-ever Bloody Mary this morning. Kirkland vodka and Freshies mix. I thought it was overly salty and dismissed it as an acquired taste that I haven't acquired yet.

May use the rest of the mix in my chili.


Kirkland?
cdn.argentaimages.com
 
2014-02-16 06:35:56 PM

HairBolus: soopey: Ok hate Bloody Mary's. Give me a mimosa first thing in the morning instead.

That gives me an idea: Blody Kir - decent sparkling wine + tomato juice fresh squeezed from just picked tomatoes. Any added spices would probably ruin it.


I don't say this about a lot of alcoholic drinks, but that sounds absolutely terrible. I'm willing to drink six or eight of them to give them a fair try, but if they haven't started tasting good by the end of that, forget it.
 
2014-02-16 07:09:04 PM

semiotix: HairBolus: soopey: Ok hate Bloody Mary's. Give me a mimosa first thing in the morning instead.

That gives me an idea: Blody Kir - decent sparkling wine + tomato juice fresh squeezed from just picked tomatoes. Any added spices would probably ruin it.

I don't say this about a lot of alcoholic drinks, but that sounds absolutely terrible. I'm willing to drink six or eight of them to give them a fair try, but if they haven't started tasting good by the end of that, forget it.


Now THAT'S what you call giving it a good try.
 
2014-02-16 07:37:16 PM
I don't understand the hipster-hate in this thread.

OK: I hate the bastards just as much as anyone else, but in this case, they're trying to revive the idea that alcoholic drinks are a socially acceptable breakfast option. No matter how much you may personally despise them, under no circumstances should they be discouraged in this endeavor!
 
2014-02-16 07:59:21 PM

John Buck 41: semiotix: HairBolus: soopey: Ok hate Bloody Mary's. Give me a mimosa first thing in the morning instead.

That gives me an idea: Blody Kir - decent sparkling wine + tomato juice fresh squeezed from just picked tomatoes. Any added spices would probably ruin it.

I don't say this about a lot of alcoholic drinks, but that sounds absolutely terrible. I'm willing to drink six or eight of them to give them a fair try, but if they haven't started tasting good by the end of that, forget it.

Now THAT'S what you call giving it a good try.


Everything's worth 30 minutes of your time.
 
2014-02-16 08:00:31 PM

thamike: I was always a bit of purist with my mix
Tomato juice (obviously) mixed with V-8
fresh squeezed lemon juice
coarse horseradish
tobasco
lee & perrin's
black pepper
cayenne pepper
dash of A-1
squeeze of lime
I'd sometimes use a little clamato and old bay

The trick was in my proportions.  I somehow made it so the spice was on delay.  It would hit right after you got the full flavor only only hang around for a little bit.  I don't know how I did it, because i'm not a chemist.  I  never wrote it down or measured anything out, even the booze (though I made mine strong)  All by taste and intuition. The people seemed to like it.


By the time I made that Id be be barfing my guts out,,,
Keep it simple vodka (or left over beer) tomato juice or V8 then work your way up from there.
 
2014-02-16 08:08:14 PM
You know you're around white trash when they're mixing McCormick vodka with store brand orange drink.
 
2014-02-16 08:34:04 PM
I can't participate, because NYC bans drinks larger than 16 ounces.

Oblig:
"Diane: Lot of ingredients in a Bloody Mary, Sam.
Sam: Yeah, I know. That's why we usually mix up 5 gallons and put it in the refrigerator beforehand. How come doing this, Carla? Why'd you let her do it?
Carla: I wanted to see her try and make vodka."
 
2014-02-16 09:10:37 PM
Yep, the trick to a good one is to use Clamato.

I use my custom Cajun spice blend (black pepper, cayenne, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, finely ground celery seed), Tabasco, cheap vodka (do NOT use expensive vodka, it doesn't taste right), Worcestershire, lime juice, over ice, stir with celery stalk.

Quantities are variable on all ingredients.  :)
 
2014-02-16 09:55:52 PM
I love to drink and experiment with alcohol. Am I a bad person?

//the only things off the table are Anisette and Jagermeister. Fark those.
 
2014-02-16 09:58:19 PM

wildcardjack: You know you're around white trash when they're mixing McCormick vodka with store brand orange drink.


Tang and Skor.

/Chicks dig it.
 
2014-02-16 10:06:56 PM

Your Hind Brain: wildcardjack: You know you're around white trash when they're mixing McCormick vodka with store brand orange drink.

Tang and Skor.

/Chicks dig it.


They're both one syllable 4 letter words. Of course chicks dig it.
 
2014-02-16 10:45:49 PM

John Buck 41: Your Hind Brain: wildcardjack: You know you're around white trash when they're mixing McCormick vodka with store brand orange drink.

Tang and Skor.

/Chicks dig it.

They're both one syllable 4 letter words. Of course chicks dig it.


Sorry. I meant Skor and Tang.

/If I know what I mean, and I think I do.
//There isn't anymore veal and the power company will cut the lights themselves.
 
2014-02-16 11:11:24 PM
Filter feeders do not belong in beverages.

HORK
 
2014-02-17 09:18:16 AM

Mock26: Now, do not get me wrong, I know a few people who could tell if the vodka in that drink was well or premium, but I seriously doubt that most people could.  Once you start adding in mixers and mixing with other alcohols whatever quality you get with a premium liquor is quickly lost.  Of course, I do not consider Grey Goose to be a premium vodka.  It is good, but not top shelf quality.


I think the idea of "premium" vodka is kind of silly.  It's neutral alcohol.   Theres a difference between shiat plastic bottle vodka and okay vodka, but there comes a point when what the fark else can you do with neutral alcohol except market it better.

Bloody mary is about the only thing I can think of I would drink with vodak anyways, although I do kinda like Gin in them better..
 
2014-02-17 09:25:29 AM

Panty Sniffer: thamike: theropod: Kirkland vodka

Kirkland makes vodka!?  Holy hell, what don't they make?

Grey Goose makes it for them and they slap on a Kirkland label.  Really.


And charge half the price?  Hello, Kirkland.
 
2014-02-17 09:27:41 AM
 
2014-02-17 11:58:38 AM
since I'm too lazy to go crazy with fresh tomatoes and everything i else, i use

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with some:

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some lime juice.  and pickled green beans and okra.
 
2014-02-17 01:48:43 PM

State_College_Arsonist: I really don't want the Bloody Mary to become a hipster drink.


Too late.

"Josh Woodie, winner of the Queens round of the citywide Bloody Mary competition, with his version, which is garnished with bourbon maple bacon, steamed shrimp, celery and more."

I ordered a drink, not a f*cking snack you wanker.
 
2014-02-17 02:07:39 PM

ScreamingHangover: I don't understand the hipster-hate in this thread.

OK: I hate the bastards just as much as anyone else, but in this case, they're trying to revive the idea that alcoholic drinks are a socially acceptable breakfast option. No matter how much you may personally despise them, under no circumstances should they be discouraged in this endeavor!


Pff, I've been drinking breakfast drinks since before the hipsters thought it was cool. Oh, that's because I have a drinking problem.

As long as it has plenty of vodka, the proper amount of spice, and a pickle as sustenance for the day, I'm happy.
 
2014-02-17 03:19:59 PM
www.x-entertainment.com

/i do love a good bloody mary though
 
2014-02-17 08:30:49 PM
oblig...
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-17 10:10:47 PM

lilplatinum: Mock26: Now, do not get me wrong, I know a few people who could tell if the vodka in that drink was well or premium, but I seriously doubt that most people could.  Once you start adding in mixers and mixing with other alcohols whatever quality you get with a premium liquor is quickly lost.  Of course, I do not consider Grey Goose to be a premium vodka.  It is good, but not top shelf quality.

I think the idea of "premium" vodka is kind of silly.  It's neutral alcohol.   Theres a difference between shiat plastic bottle vodka and okay vodka, but there comes a point when what the fark else can you do with neutral alcohol except market it better.

Bloody mary is about the only thing I can think of I would drink with vodak anyways, although I do kinda like Gin in them better..


There's a mythbusters episode out there (I know, everyone here hates MB, but listen).  They tested the myth of filtering cheap vodka to make it premium.  they filtered it through a brita.

10 samples, one pure rot shiat vodka, 8 shots that had been filtered increased times 1x, 2x, 3x etc, and a top shelf.

They brought in this guy whos like the head of a vodka afficianodos club or something.

In a blind test, the farker got every single shot correct.  It was pretty impressive.

Dunno if he had just a super refined palette, or if he really liked vodka.
 
2014-02-17 11:08:55 PM

tripleseven: lilplatinum: Mock26: Now, do not get me wrong, I know a few people who could tell if the vodka in that drink was well or premium, but I seriously doubt that most people could.  Once you start adding in mixers and mixing with other alcohols whatever quality you get with a premium liquor is quickly lost.  Of course, I do not consider Grey Goose to be a premium vodka.  It is good, but not top shelf quality.

I think the idea of "premium" vodka is kind of silly.  It's neutral alcohol.   Theres a difference between shiat plastic bottle vodka and okay vodka, but there comes a point when what the fark else can you do with neutral alcohol except market it better.

Bloody mary is about the only thing I can think of I would drink with vodak anyways, although I do kinda like Gin in them better..

There's a mythbusters episode out there (I know, everyone here hates MB, but listen).  They tested the myth of filtering cheap vodka to make it premium.  they filtered it through a brita.

10 samples, one pure rot shiat vodka, 8 shots that had been filtered increased times 1x, 2x, 3x etc, and a top shelf.

They brought in this guy whos like the head of a vodka afficianodos club or something.

In a blind test, the farker got every single shot correct.  It was pretty impressive.

Dunno if he had just a super refined palette, or if he really liked vodka.


People like that do exist. They are the rare exception to the rule, though.  Most people could not tell if you used Grey Goose or Smirnoff in a mixed drink.
 
2014-02-18 12:14:47 AM

KierzanDax: State_College_Arsonist: I really don't want the Bloody Mary to become a hipster drink.

Too late.

"Josh Woodie, winner of the Queens round of the citywide Bloody Mary competition, with his version, which is garnished with bourbon maple bacon, steamed shrimp, celery and more."

I ordered a drink, not a f*cking snack you wanker.


Jesus, THIS, FFS!
 
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