Sometimes it seems that tailgating at these events is bigger than the games themselves. The tradition and preparation by friends & family is passed on for generations supporting their teams. Tailgating has become a competition and everyone is taking it to the next level with all the amazing food. What better way to start off a tailgate party than a delicious Bloody Mary. I love a Bloody Mary. It’s definitely a morning eye opener for getting the party going or also for nursing a hangover. It’s a great adult beverage and a way to get your nutrients for the day, especially if you are starting early. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Basil Hayden Bloody Mary
1 Lime Wedge
1.5 oz Basil Hayden Bourbon
2 dashes Hot Sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Wasabi Tomato Juice
Garnish with a celery stalk, Lime wedge and blue cheese stuffed olives.
Rub the lime wedge around the rim of a pint glass and coat with celery salt. Fill with ice and add 2 dashes of celery salt and the remaining ingredients except the tomato juice. Fill with tomato juice and stir well and garnish.
Atwater Brewery Michelada
This is pretty tasty but also very unusual to some. The beer made by our own Detroit Michigan Brewery is enhanced by blending a German style lager with McClure’s Bloody Mary spices. You can serve it in a salt rimmed glass and if you want to be totally different you can stick a pickle in it. To me the flavor is pretty spicy and yes very different.
Classic McClure’s Bloody Mary
3 oz McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix
1.5 oz Valentine Vodka
Garnish with a McClure’s pickle
Stir & serve over ice.
The foods are a celebrity at most tailgate parties but I hope these suggestions will add to the fun and make for a great event and day..