National Bloody Mary Day 2014!

New Years Eve is the Ultimate night to party, which means you will need some brunch cocktails with some great food to get your new year going!  National Bloody Mary Day is January 1st, so get your groceries, mixes, and bottles of Ultimat Vodka for these one of a kind, knock your socks off, Bloody Mary’s.

        Ultimat Vodka is smooth, sensational, and the perfect vodka to add to your cocktails, due to its mellow, mixable nature. Ultimat on the rocks is great too, but for you cocktail fans, this vodka will surely please.

*Now remember, this cocktail has quite a few more ingredients than your average bar drink, so that’s why were giving it to you a day or two early!

Thanks to Top Chef Alumni, Dave Martin, we now have these wonderful recipes with over the top garnishes, and tons of flavor. Come on, Ring in 2014 with fun and filling Bloody Mary’s!

“SMOKIN’ HOT MARY” Smokin' Hot Mary with Bottle

2 oz Ultimat Vodka

14 oz Yellow Tomatoes (cored and blended)

½ tsp Buffalo or Red Hot Sauce

½ tsp Fresh Horseradish

½ tsp Red Chili Garlic Sauce (Sriracha)

½ tsp Granulated Sugar

1/8 tsp Celery Seed

½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice

½ tsp Kosher Salt

1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Garnish:  1 each- 4 inch Bamboo Skewer; 1 piece Baby Corn; 1 chicken wing

Dave’s Sweet & Sassy Smokehouse Rub for rim (sub with your favorite smokey bbq rub)

Using your food processor, blender, or immersion blender,  you will need to blend the fresh tomatoes until they become a puree. Then add the remaining ingredients into a shaker or stir in a pitcher. Dampen the rim of your Pint Glass and gently coat with the Smokey Rub and then fill with ice and your cocktail mixture. Rest skewered garnish into Pint Glass and serve.

 

“CAPTAIN MARY”

Captain Mary with BottleYields One 10 oz Highball Glass

2 oz Ultimat Vodka

4 oz of your Favorite Tomato Juice

2 oz Heirloom Tomatoes

½ tsp Fresh Lemon Juice

1 tsp Red Chili Sauce(sambal olek)

¼ tsp Fresh Horseradish

¼ tsp Worcestershire Sauce

1/8 tsp Celery Seed

1/8 tsp Celery Salt

1/8 tsp Kosher Salt

1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1/8 tsp Tabasco Sauce

Garnish:  1 Marinated Artichoke Heart; 1 Peppedew Pepper; 1 roasted large shrimp or Lobster Claw

Other suggestions: 1 piece Marinated Bocconcini (stuff this into the center of the peppedew pepper), 1 Roasted Garlic Clove

Blend all ingredients along with ice in a shaker or pitcher and then pour over ice cubes into Highball glass. Serve with skewered garnish resting on glass and serve immediately.

 

“ULTIMAT HEAT” 

Yields Four 2 oz Shot GlassUltimat Heat with Bottle

Cocktail Formula-

2 oz Ultimat Vodka

4 oz Clamato Juice

2 oz Fire Roasted Tomatoes

1 Roasted Garlic Clove

½ tsp Fresh Lime Juice

1/8 tsp Kosher Salt

1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper

½ tsp Agave

Garnish:  1 each- 5 inch Bamboo Skewer; 1 roasted Large Shrimp; 1 piece Lemon Rind and 1 piece asparagus

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into shot glass. Set garnish across the top of the glass and serve.

 

For those of you looking to kick up these Bloody Mary’s even more, try adding these Five Unusual Bloody Mary Ingredients:

1. Various tomatoes like tomatillos, yellow beefsteak or fire roasted

2. Cool flavored salts like pickle brine, black lava salt or pink Himalayan, or this Somm’s Favorite, Falksalt!

3. Green or red curry paste to blend in for more flavor and some spice

4.  Ice cubes made from pickle juice

5. Clamato juice or other fun flavored tomato based juices

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

2 Responses to "National Bloody Mary Day 2014!"

  1. Mary Sherbal   January 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    If I wasn’t so lazy on New Years Day I would have totally made these! Do you make house calls? =)

    Reply
    • Sara Lehman
      Sara Lehman   January 5, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Mary,

      HAHA! I am sure I can make a house call if I was invited to a delicious brunch! Maybe I can make a video on simpler ones, although I would love to make these for my brunches and will be trying these soon!

      Reply

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