Anyone in need of a cool-down during these scorching summer afternoons and upcoming Memorial Day Weekend? I have the solution, thanks to my new friends at Bad Dog Bar Craft (who you might have seen make an appearance at my NO VA cocktail event). I am personally a huge bloody mary fan, and this company's exclusive new bitters enhance the savory cocktail with just a few dashes.
Here is my latest version of the delectable drink, which I prefer to serve for guests as a bloody mary bar on my new bar tray. The tray allows you to set-up on a coffee table or poolside with celery, Tabasco, almond-stuffed olives...you name it! My mom (wearing a gorgeous John Hardy bracelet and Yurman band) stirred in her Bad Dog Bar Craft bitters with high approval. The hints of celery and cucumber add an entirely new flavor depth to the beverage without even needing a stalk of celery on the side.
1.5 ounces vodka 4 ounces bloody mary mix (I prefer Zing Zang) 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 2-3 dashes Bad Dog Bloody Mary bitters Sprinkle of pepper Dash of Tabasco (optional) Celery and olives, for garnish
1. In a short glass, measure vodka and bloody mary mix. Add dashes of Worcestershire, Bad Dog bitters, pepper, Tabasco, and lemon juice.
2. Add a few cubes of ice and gently stir. Top with celery and olives, if desired.