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Smoky Bloody Mary Recipe

Smoky Bloody Mary
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 1 drink

The ultimate hangover cocktail, a good Bloody Mary makes everything better. This smoky version uses barbecue sauce and chipotles in adobo sauce to give it a nice edge. If you’re having a hard time finding chipotles in adobo sauce, be creative and add in a different smoked pepper or look for smoky barbecue sauce.

What to buy: Chipotles are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers. This recipe calls for the canned variety, chipotles in adobo sauce (aka chipotle en adobo), packed in a spicy sauce. Look for them in the Latin section of your supermarket.

This recipe was featured as part of our New Year’s Day Brunch menu.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh horseradish
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped chipotles in adobo sauce
  • Generous squeeze of lemon juice
  • Pinch of celery seeds
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into 4-inch-long spears
  • 1 large green olive
  • Ice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the cucumber spear and olive in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to combine, and then strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Garnish with the cucumber and olive.