Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bloody Beer

Jim Arnost turned me on to this recipe last week. The recipe was created by Michael Symon for The Cooking Channel on his show, Symon's Suppers. You are essentially building a Bloody Mary and adding the beer chaser to the drink at the last minute. Make sure you use an IPA as the hops and dryness create a unique contrast to the cocktail mixings. This recipe serves four.

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons hot sauce (Frank's recommended)
2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish plus more for garnish, if desired
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery salt
Juice of 4 limes
2 jalapeƱos, sliced into rings
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces vodka
8 ounces India Pale Ale
Celery sticks, for serving


  1. In a pitcher, combine the tomato juice, hot sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire, celery salt, lime juice, jalapenos and salt and pepper to taste and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes and preferably 1 hour. 
  2. When ready to serve, add the vodka and stir to combine. 
  3. Pour the mixture into old-fashioned glasses with ice, leaving 2 inches at the top for the ale. Top each drink with 2 ounces ale and garnish with a celery stick and more grated horseradish if desired.         

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