A Bloody Derby may sound a bit odd but I think it is about perfect for Kentucky. This is not the traditional Mint Julep that most will have today. Honestly, I don’t like them. Since it seems you can only get them on Derby Day, I don’t think many other people do either. I really enjoyed this drink. Maybe you can serve it for your next brunch or while you are watching the ponies race this afternoon.
- 4 cubes ice
- 4 oz tomato juice
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/4 tsp freshly grated horseradish to taste
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic to taste
- Celery salt to taste
- Freshly cracked pepper
- 1/2 tsp Tabasco
- Lemon Juice
- Lime juice
- Celery to garnish
Mix ice, tomato juice, bourbon, horseradish, garlic, salt, pepper, Tabasco, juice of one lemon wedge and juice of one lime wedge in a chilled glass. Garnish with remaining citrus, celery and carrot sticks.
Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide said:
I’ll have to give this one a shot, never tried it with bourbon.
It was different. I don’t think it will be the only Bloody Mary I drink but it was nice to try.
There is a great whiskey bar in Chicago that serves a killer “Bloody Lawrence,” a bloody mary with whiskey. So delicious! You should check it out if you’re ever in town.
And re: the mint julep, we never really liked them either, but we took a cocktail class that showed us how to make them the right way. Apparently, it only takes one good one to turn you into a believer! Cheers.