Sure, we already have one wonderful Bloody Mary recipe available on our website (and a wonderful duo of bloody mary mixers too, our Classic and Bacon mixers) — but with New Year’s approaching we thought we’d share a “hair of the dog”-type drink that packed a little more punch, hence this creation. Essentially, we’re using the same recipe as before, only this time we’re substituting our Cat in Heat sauce for that recipe’s inclusion of our Mexican-Style Habanero. The change amps up the savory tomato flavors of this classic cocktail and increases the back-heat considerably. What better for quick recovery following a busy New Year’s Eve, right?
Here’s what we did:
1 oz. vodka
3 oz. tomato juice or V8 Original Flavor
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce (optional)
.5 oz lemon juice (juice of about half a lemon)
3 grinds (or a generous pinch) of black pepper
1 dash of celery salt
1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon Fat Cat “Cat in Heat” Sauce (depending on desired heat level)
1 stalk of celery (for garnish)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients (except celery stalk) to shaker.
Shake contents vigorously until all ingredients have combined well.
To gauge level of spiciness, start with 1 tspn. of Fat Cat “Cat in Heat” Sauce and taste. (Judge your tastes after a few seconds too, since the heat level will be more of a building afterburn here than an immediate hit.) Add more “Cat in Heat” if a spicier drink is desired.
Pour contents into a rocks or Collins glass.
Garnish with celery stalk.