The Swiss Army Knife of Cocktails

By Brady Brinegar

The most versatile cocktail in the world has to be the Bloody Mary. From garnishes to ingredients, the Bloody Mary has it all. People tailor their Bloody Marys to a personal taste in a way that most cocktails could never tolerate. The classic Bloody Mary is made by mixing 2oz of vodka, 4oz of tomato juice, 2 dashes of Worcestershire, 2 dashes Tabasco, a pinch of celery salt, a pinch of pepper, and the juice of one lime wedge and one lemon wedge. If you like it spicy, toss in a some horseradish. There are countless ways to put your personal touch on brunch’s best friend. I like to use Sriracha instead of Tabasco and I add pepperoncini juice. You can swap out vodka for gin and call it a red snapper or you can use tequila for a Bloody Maria. If you like it smoky, exchange that tequila for some Mezcal. The Bloody Cesar is another great bloody; a mixture of half clamato cocktail and half tomato juice. Pettyjohn’s also has some great pre-made Bloody Mary mixes. Our newest mix is made by “The Real Dill,” a pickle company. The Real Dill’s Bloody Mary mix is inspired by their habañero-horseradish dill pickles. If you like dill pickles and spicy things, this is the mix for you. The Bloody Mary is a downright delicious cocktail that can capture a range of flavors unlike any other. It will slap the hangover right out of your system or at least jolt it out of commission until later. The Bloody Mary is truly the Swiss army knife of cocktails and to honor one of the greatest cocktails of all time, Pettyjohn’s will give you a dollar off your alcohol and a dollar off your Bloody Mary mix if you mention this post.

Saturday, September 12th– In-store Bloody Mary tastingCome into Pettyjohns and experience the ultimate Bloody Mary. We’ll be pouring our favorite recipe with our own Bloody Mary Bar. From 11AM thru 1PM. Free tasting!

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