Before I get into the three-day feast that was Memorial Day weekend in Michigan, let's have a drink, shall we? Because nothing kicks off a mini-vacation like a Bloody Mary.
Early Saturday afternoon, my Bloody Mary and I decided to go for a walk.
This is what summer is all about, folks.
Joe's Bloody Mary Recipe
Most of the Bloody Marys I drink in Michigan are made by our friend Joe, who appreciates the art of the Bloody Mary more than anyone. He's looking into making his own Bloody Mary mix, so if anyone has any recipes to try, please share!
2-2 1/2 shots of vodka
Your favorite Bloody Mary mix (Joe uses Master of Mixes -- the spicier, the better)
3-4 drops of Worcestershire sauce
1 lemon wedge
My favorite part of Bloody Marys is the snack that comes in the drink. Murdo says I like a salad in my Bloody Marys. He's not too far off. If it fits in the glass, I'm all for it.
Pickled Brussels sprouts
Pickled anything, OK?
Fill pint glass with ice cubes. Add vodka, then fill the rest with Bloody Mary mix (keep in mind not to fill it to the brim if you plan on adding a salad to your drink). Add 3-4 drops of Worcestershire sauce and a splash of olive juice, along with the juice of 1 lemon wedge. Stir and top with celery salt. If using a mild mix, add 3-4 drops of hot sauce and cracked black pepper for kick. Garnish with whatever you want. And then, if possible, take your Bloody Mary for a walk and dip your toes in the lake.