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Go Wild With The Toppings At This Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar

There’s really no beverage out there quite like the Bloody Mary. The classic cocktail is a combination of vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, lemon juice and other spices, all mixed together in a highball glass and traditionally garnished with a stalk of celery. While those are the blueprints to a standard Bloody Mary, however, the cocktail is also a blank canvas for you to craft the version best fitted to your tastes.

Hash Kitchen in Scottsdale, AZ, is a wonderland for lovers of the humble Bloody Mary with the restaurant’s own build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

A variety of in-house infused vodka flavors are available to set as a base. This includes cucumber, pickle pepper, cilantro-lime and jalapeño. Combine the vodka with some made-from-strach Bloody Mary Mix (Calabrian chili and habanero) and hot sauces (Sriracha, Cholula, Tabasco, and horseradish). Finally, you can choose from more than 60 toppings including tempura shrimp, egg rolls, Italian meatballs, fried ravioli, pickled cactus, onion rings, Slim Jims, corn dogs, and oysters.

Photo + Cover Photo: @brooklyn409

With Bloody Mary in hand, you can also sink your teeth into Hash Kitchen’s mouthwatering Cannoli Pancakes — a stack of buttermilk pancakes layered with cannoli cream filling and topped with maraschino cherries and crushed cannoli shells.

Now, I’ve never had a Bloody Mary before, but I’ve always been curious to try it. I went around the Foodbeast office to see what some of the team’s favorite Bloody Mary combinations were.

Moriah

Just a classic Bloody Mary with some Cholula, and a piece of extra crisp bacon if there’s any around.

Chris

First of all, fuck celery, it’s just taking up space. If you want something crunchy, use bacon. I think an underrated Bloody Mary topping is cheese. Blue cheese, goat cheese, whatever, if there’s some funk to it I’m into it. Gotta have something spicy. I see jalapenos a lot but I had pepperoncinis in a Bloody Mary the other day and loved it. I don’t like the giant topping trend, no one needs a cheeseburger on a stick in their drink. Put it on a plate. Really though, I haven’t met a Bloody Mary I wouldn’t order another of.

Rishu

Mint. It needs some mint.

Thanks, guys.

Perhaps I’ll seek out my first-ever Bloody Mary this weekend. Who knows, if I like the drink, a road trip to Hash Kitchen could be in my not-too-distant-future.

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Bloody Mary Steak Is The Ultimate Brunch Fusion Recipe

When it comes to hot sauce, it’s hard to beat the smoky, well-rounded flavors of Tabañero. However, it turns out when you mix their hot sauce with Bloody Mary mix, things get even more magical. If you’re a fan of steak, or an avid Bloody Mary drinker, this Bloody Mary steak is the Tabasutra recipe for you.

Created by the minds of two FOODBEAST chefs, the Tabasutra dry-rubbed Bloody Mary steak might be the first of it’s kind. With this in mind, it was easy to assign a simple, yet effective Tabasutra position for this recipe. Behold, The Safe Word.

This Tabasutra recipe starts off with a boneless ribeye steak marinated in a cup of Tabañero Bloody Mary mix, and splashed with Tabañero Hot Sauce, giving it the perfect texture for a smoky, spicy, and flavorful trip to red meat heaven.

What’s also deliciously impressive about this Tabasutra recipe is the sides of homemade horseradish mashed potatoes, and a cool, crispy cherry tomato celery salad made from scratch.  

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For all you Bloody Mary-lovers out there, now is finally your chance to have your cake and eat it too. Nice job, FOODBEAST fam.

Check out the recipe below to get down on some Bloody Mary steak at home!

Ingredients:

For the steak

1 c Tabañero Bloody Mary mix

2 boneless ribeye steaks, about 1.5 inches thick

For the horseradish mashed potatoes

5 Yukon gold potatoes

1/2 c atomic horseradish

1 lb unsalted butter

1/4 c sour cream

5 garlic cloves

For the cherry tomato celery salad

1 lb cherry tomatoes

6 celery stalks

1/4 c chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

1 c celery leaves

For the Worcestershire dressing

1/4 c Worcestershire sauce

1/2 c apple cider vinegar

2 c olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Step 1

Place steak in large mixing bowl and add 1 cup Tabañero Bloody Mary mix. Thoroughly rub mix all over. Cover steaks and allow to marinade for 30 minutes to one hour.

Step 2

While the steaks are marinating, start horseradish mashed potatoes. Peel and quarter Yukon gold potatoes. Rinse potatoes with cold water until water is clear. Fully cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork. Strain off water and add 1 lb of cubed, unsalted butter.

Step 3

Place lid on top of potatoes until butter is melted. Uncover and proceed to mash. Add Atomic horseradish and salt and pepper to taste. Reserve sour cream for plating.

Step 4

To start preparing the cherry tomato celery salad, cut tomatoes in half and cut celery into six inch-long pieces. Next, with a potato peeler, peel the celery stalks into ribbons. Pick celery leaves from center of stalk and leave whole. For parsley, pick leaves and rough chop. To assemble, place all items in mixing bowl and toss with dressing.

Step 5

To make the Worcestershire dressing, pour Worcestershire sauce and apple cider into blender. Start blending, and slowly add olive oil and lemon, and season to taste.

Step 6

Coat a heated pan with olive oil and cook steaks, flipping frequently for about 10 minutes, or until they reach your desired temperature. When done, place steaks and a mound of mashed potatoes on a plate. Top potatoes with sour cream, and then place tossed salad on top of steak.

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with Tabañero

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The Scientific Reason Why We Crave Bloody Marys While Flying

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There’s actually a very specific reason why you tend to crave a Bloody Mary when flying on a plane. In a recent study conducted by Cornell University, it was discovered that the environment passengers are exposed to contributed to the desire.

According to the study, our taste buds are altered when we’re in an environment with loud noises and pressure. A taste for the sweet and “umami” becomes heightened and enhanced, says Robin Dando who works as an assistant professor of food science at Cornell.

Umami is a Japanese term that describes the sweet and savory taste of amino acids. Tomato juice, high in umami, can be found in Bloody Marys.

The study, “A Crossmodal Role for Audition in Taste Perception,” which Dando co-authored with Kimberly Yan, published in the online Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

With the results of this study, airlines can now find a way to improve airline food for passengers. Y’know, if they care to.

 

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Spicy BLT Green Bloody Mary

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Recipe: Heather Christo

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Kiss Summer Goodbye With Some Bacon Bloody Mary Popsicles

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Enjoyed as a means of nursing a wicked hangover, Bloody Marys have recently been reimagined into crazy creations. Straight up just isn’t good enough anymore. No, it’s all about topping this alcoholic beverage with whatever comes to mind, from an entire fried chicken to a whole friggin’ pepperoni pizza.

Our friends over at Thrillist managed to take the Bloody Mary in a totally new direction by transforming it into a portable frozen snack. Created with bacon infused vodka, this Bloody Mary popsicle trades in a boring wooden stick for a bacon wrapped breadstick, making the entire treat completely edible.

The recipe itself is very simple to follow. The most lengthy steps, such as infusing your favorite vodka with freshly rendered bacon fat and letting your popsicles chill, take some extra effort but definitely make this boozy treat worth it.

H/T + PicThx Thrillist

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New York’s Fancy Pants Denny’s Serves Mimosas and Bloody Marys

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There’s plenty of places to enjoy a nice, boozy Sunday brunch, but Denny’s typically isn’t one of them. Until now.

Opening Friday on the ground floor of a luxury condo in Manhattan is NYC’s first ever Denny’s. Following a long series of protests and lawsuits, the moderately higher-end location is finally ready to appease faux-hipster New Yorkers with exposed brick walls, craft cocktails, and even bottles of Dom Perignon.

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Eater NY reports that most of what you’ll find at the fancy pants new spot is the same as any regular Denny’s location, though there are some dishes in bowls called “Bakes” (i.e., lasagna bakes, Philly cheesesteak bakes) and a cleverly named “Grand Cru Slam” — a $300 combo featuring two regular Grand Slam breakfasts, a “high-five” from the bartender, and a whole bottle of vintage 2003 Dom Perignon.

Long story short, it seems basic bitches now have an even more basic place at which to partake in their basic bitchdom. Whoo-hoo!

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The Battle For Most Epic Bloody Mary Wages on With New Chicken Fried Bloody Beast

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Just when we thought we’d seen it all, some new insane Bloody Mary steps onto the scene and makes us wonder what could possibly top it. Thus is the case with the new “Chicken Fried Bloody Beast” from Sobelman’s Pub & Grill. The Milwaukee based eatery previously boasted about their “Bloody Masterpiece” Bloody Mary, which is topped with 12 various garnishes and finished off with an entire bacon cheeseburger, but that’s just small potatoes compared to this new alcoholic behemoth.

The Chicken Fried Bloody Beast is gigantic in general, but the fact that it’s topped with an entire friggin’ fried chicken is redonk. In addition to a chicken that can feed a whole table, the drink comes garnished with two Baconadoes (bacon wrapped jalapeño cheese balls on skewers), sausage, cheese, pickle, olive, lemon, brussels sprout, asparagus, mushroom, onion, shrimp, scallion, celery, and tomato. Noticeably absent from the line up is a straw, so good luck trying to get to the actual boozy part of this monstrosity.

Sobelman’s is offering this beast of a drink every Saturday and Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis for a hefty $50, but for every Chicken Fried Bloody Beast sold, Sobelman’s will donate $5 to the Hunger Task Force to help end hunger in Milwaukee. Realistically though, they could be donating all those garnishes, including the fried chicken.

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NEW BRUNCH IDEA: Sparkling Tomato Booze

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Mmmmm summer. Time for tomatoes, sunshine, and plenty of fizzy cold drinks. But, um, why not mix all three into one epic summer adventure? If you’re a fan of tomatoes, or tomato juice, we might have just the thing. There’s a new drink in Japan called Toma Toma and if the name didn’t give it away, we will. Toma Toma, made by Suntory, is sparkling tomato juice, but with a twist; it contains about 4% alcohol. Bet you didn’t see that coming. Or maybe you did, you sneaky mom.

Toma Toma advertises itself as a “simple and stylish” soda, fusing “tomato sweetness and soda water” for a refreshing combination. But honestly, let’s be real here, because we’re all thinking one thing and one thing only. Sparkling Bloody Mary’s, a Caprese salad, and maybe some bacon on a stick. Sounds a perfect summer picnic and/or day drinking session to us.

H/T RocketNews