Had a rough night? Today, I'll show you how to get some Hair of the Dog with my Savory Garlic Balsamic Bloody.
After a killer night on the town, nothing spoils the fun more than a hangover. One of my tried and true hangover cures has always been the Bloody Mary, a spicy and savory punch of flavor that pleases the palate and just enough hooch to settle your spinning head. Especially when you take a new spin on an old mainstay. Who said they couldn't learn new tricks?
You're going to need:
1 cup of vodka
2 cups of tomato juice
1 tablespoon of horseradish
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
a few dashes of Tabasco (I like about four or five, but if you like it a little less spicy, I'd settle at two)
This makes four glasses, so be sure to either share with your friends, pace yourself, or just cut all of the ingredients in fourths. But, let's be real. You're hungover, and your friend's probably are too, so just be a dear and make one for everyone.
First, you'll want to rim all four glasses with Olimila Ghost Pepper salt and then fill them with ice.
Then, in a large pitcher, combine the vodka, tomato juice, Savory Garlic Balsamic, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, lime juice, ice, and a pinch of the Scorpion Pepper salt if you like it a nice and spicy. Or if you're feeling brave. Or if you lost a bet. Trust me, this is spicy stuff. Only for the most stout hearts.
After that, all you have to do is give it a nice stir, pour it into the glasses and top with ground black pepper to taste. Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime wedge if you're in the mood to impress or if you just need a little bit of food in your stomach.
If you're looking for some food to pair this with, your favorite hangover food will do just fine. My favorite would have to be Eggs in Purgatory, an old Italian dish of eggs poached in a robust marinara sauce and then popped in the oven for about five minutes, of course, served with a healthy side of bacon.
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