Bellocq's twist on the traditional Bloody Mary adds an edge of smokey goodness to the beloved brunch tipple. The markets are loaded with amazing pickles, turnips, okra, spicy beans…these days. We skewer a myriad of delicious nibbles and into our Caravan Mary's they go.
Mary I of England
Makes 2 cocktails / recipe may be doubled and tripled.
4 ounces tomato juice
4 ounces vodka or tequila blanco
3 ounces strongly brewed No.54 Gypsy Caravan tea, cooled
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish, or to taste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon chipotle in adobo sauce, or a few dashes of tobasco to taste
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Garnish suggestions: Pickled turnips, spicy beans, celery heart stalks and leaves, Rick's Pick's Smokra, beef jerky, caper berries, lemon wedges or olives
1. Stir together the tomato juice, vodka, No.54 Gypsy Caravan
tea, horseradish, Worcestershire, chipotle or tobasco, and lemon juice in a serving pitcher.
2. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust as necessary.
3. Fill two highball glasses with ice; divide mixture between glasses. Top with an extra crack of pepper.
4. Load up the glasses with garnishes and serve.
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