I owe you guys an explanation and a recipe.
I didn’t blog yesterday. I didn’t participate in What I Ate Wednesday. But, I don’t have a good excuse. It just didn’t happen. Sometimes I really love blogging and sometimes (albeit rarely) I feel like I’m just going through the motions.
I revamped the way I blog earlier this year and in doing so this blog became a more focused space. Each post is specifically focused on a topic: a recipe, an outfit, a restaurant, an experience.
This was what I wanted right?
I’m not sure. Because in changing my formatting, I also feel a little bit limited to share those parts of my life that do not fit within the style/food/fitness category, which has left me a bit stumped. What to do, what to do?
While I’m busy contemplating life and blogging, you should sit back and enjoy an adult beverage.
What? You say it’s barely afternoon? Drinking alcohol mid-day isn’t lady-like?
Well, that’s why God made Bloody Marys. Besides Mimosas they’re the one drink you can indulge in at any ol’ time of the day.
Unless you’re at the beach or it’s the last day of college classes and then anything goes…
Spicy Bloody Mary (serves 3)
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 cup vodka (I used Skyy Vodka)
2 tsp. Texas Pete hot sauce
juice of 1 lemon + 1 lemon wedge
2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning + more for rim
plenty of ice
celery for garnish
Mix juice, vodka, Texas Pete, and Old Bay in a large pitcher. Place the lemon wedge on the rim of the glass and run it along the entire edge of the glass. Pour enough Old Bay onto a small saucer to completely cover it (several tablespoons). Set the glass rim side down on the plate and spin to thoroughly coat the rim with Old Bay seasoning.
Put a stick of celery in the glass and fill 3/4 of the way with ice. Pour Bloody Mary in each glass.
*If you’re not a fan of spice, ease up on the Texas Pete to 1-1 1/2 tsp and skip lining the rim with Old Bay.
I like to enjoy Bloody Marys with savory brunches. Pancakes + Bloody Mary = Blech! But they go perfectly with omelets, quiche, or may I suggest the chef’s specialty, shrimp n’ grits?
Do you have rules about when it’s okay to enjoy an alcoholic beverage?