Bloody Mary? Yes, Please! I am his number one fan. No, not the ghost that appears in the dark bathroom when you say a name in the mirror. (Why did we do this when we were kids?) I’m talking about the spicy, tomatoey drink. I order almost every meal from restaurants, and I make them at home during the holidays. I love to see how places can be customized, sometimes adding whole foods on top as decorations.
The Bloody Mary that makes your tastebuds pop with every drink is unbeatable. But nothing worse than bad tastes like watering down a V8. I was afraid to try gourmet ingredients, like Toma’s artisanal ones – pre-made ingredients don’t have a good reputation. But after trying Haand and Toma’s Bloody Mary Brunch Kit, I fell in love. I want to gift everyone I know and drink a little of my blood every day. This recipe doesn’t contain alcohol, but (spoiler alert!) it tastes great without it too.
Drinks on Me
Nothing better than a Bloody Mary. I want fat and I want spicy. I want them with vodka or tequila. (I think the last one is technically Bloody Mary, which is still delicious.) I even drink it without alcohol (that’s the Virgin Mary, obviously). Just add lots of nice garnishes like olives, celery, or a slice of bacon. It’s a glass dish that also tastes like real food. And there are tomatoes in it! That means it’s good for you, right?
After I got married in Vegas, I had a few drinks while walking up and down, including some very cold daiquiris in a tall plastic cup, but I spent the night in the hotel bar drinking some of the best Bloody Marys I’ve ever had. he had it. (I emailed the hotel asking for the recipe. Unsurprisingly, I was turned down—not the first time or the last time.)
So you see, I’m really looking forward to it. But Toma’s ingredients are delicious. I tried the original mix with horseradish, but there is also a milder method if you don’t like spices. It’s the right size—not too thin but not too heavy—and the flavors are strong enough to taste good as is, or stand up to a group of decorations.
This brand doesn’t do a good job of listing the ingredients on the page, but it has what you’d expect: tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, various vinegars, and surprisingly, orange juice and soy sauce, among other things. other spices. (These ingredients are taken from Toma’s bottle of Horseradish Bloody Mary.)
You must be thinking, wow, this dog loves tomato juice. In fact, I hate tomato juice itself. The V8 sends shivers down my spine, badly. But somehow, when you add spices and hot sauce (I like Cholula when I make it at home), you have a delicious drink. (I also recommend salt, garlic salt, lemon juice, and Worcestershire if you’re making it from scratch.)
The two-person kit I tested comes with two bottles of Toma mix – you can choose between original and horseradish or original and mild – and two cups of Haand Chemist, which we recommended earlier. We love these sturdy 9-ounce containers from a North Carolina pottery company, which will keep you bleeding all morning.
But you can choose great tools, too. Main accessories include Haand salad bowls, in addition to mugs. It rotates from there (and is cheaper), but it includes equipment for four people. and one is a cheese plate.
If you’re out of ideas for gifts this season, shopping malls sound better than just taking your friend out for drinks. It means you think about the flavors they like and you know they’ll love to enjoy them at home, with a nice glass they can keep. Even if your giftee doesn’t love Bloody Marys as much as I do (and if not, why not?), there are plenty to choose from. I’m also looking for home appliances and cleaning supplies.
Gifts are difficult. Drinking is easy. So just start serving drinks.