5 Bloody Marys to Kick off Brunch Season

By  April 03, 2014

Finally it feels like spring in the city! And there’s nothing more synonymous with the season in the city than a Bloody Mary at an outdoor brunch. Stoli went on a “Search for Mary” earlier this month to find fresh takes on the classic cocktail from around the country, enlisting foodie/fashionista Katie Lee to shake up a few ideas of her own. Whether you head to your local hot spot or host your own get-together, these red-hued remixes are sure to surprise and delight:

Mary by the Beach

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10 oz. Stoli Vodka
1 45oz. Bottle of Low-Sodium Vegetable Juice
1 Lemon
2 tsp. Prepared White Horseradish
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Celery Salt
½ tsp. Kosher Salt
¼ tsp. Onion Powder
Hot Sauce
Old Bay Seasoning
Celery Sticks
Green Olives
Pickles
Crispy Bacon Strips
Lemon Wedges
Shrimp

In a large pitcher, combine the vegetable juice, vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, kosher salt, onion powder, and hot sauce to taste. Chill until serving time. Rim the highball glasses with Old Bay. Pour over ice and garnish with a celery stick, shrimp, crispy bacon strips, olive, and lemon wedge.

The Red Snapper

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1 oz. Stoli Vodka
2 oz. Tomato Juice
1 dash Lemon Juice
2 dashes of Salt
2 dashes of Black Pepper
2 dashes of Cayenne Pepper
3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce

Add the salt, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice to a shaker glass. Add ice, vodka, and tomato juice. Shake, pour into a highball glass, garnish if you wish, and serve.

The Five Borough Bloody

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2 oz. Stoli Vodka
4 oz. Tomato Juice
1 bar spoon Horseradish
1 oz. Worcestershire Sauce
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 dashes Hot Sauce
½ bar spoon Sriracha
Pinch of Chinese Black Pepper
Pinch of Kosher Salt
Splash of Pickle Juice
½ bar spoon Ginger
Pickle Spears

Combine the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass, and garnish with a pickle spear.

The Lone Star

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1 oz. Stoli Vodka
1 oz. Stoli Hot
½ oz. Lime Juice
3 dashes Chipotle Hot Sauce
3 bar spoons Texas Barnecue Sauce
2 oz. Tomato Juice
3 oz. Beek Broth
Smoked Bacon

Combine the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass, and garnish with strips of smoked bacon.

The Mediterranean Mary

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2 oz. Stoli Citros
4 oz. Tomato Juice
½ tsp. Dried Basil
½ tsp. Dried Oregano
½ tsp. Dried Parsley
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ oz. Balsamic Vinegar
½ oz. Lemon Juice
Parmesan Cheese
Mozzarella Balls
Fresh Basil

Combine the herb and liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a Parmesan cheese rimmed highball glass. Garnish with a mozzarella ball wrapped in basil.