The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Recipe: The Mean & Bloody

July 5, 2010

mean and bloody

The good news is you have July 5th off. The bad news is you had too much fun on the 4th and are nursing a serious hangover. The final recipe in our pickle series and the perfect I-had-one-too-many-beers/margaritas/sangrias/etc. cure, the Mean and Bloody is a hot and spicy twist on the classic Bloody Mary and gets its name from the spicy pickled Mean Beans that garnish it.

Let’s get mean!

Rick Field’s Mean & Bloody

Over ice combine

1 oz. Absolut Peppar Vodka (regular vodka  works, but Peppar is extra,  extra tasty )

3 oz. V8 (regular tomato juice works, but again, V8 is just better)

2 dashes of Worcestershire

½ teaspoon prepared horseradish

2 dashes Tabasco (start with two, but I found that I like a few more)

1 quarter lemon or lime squeezed and dropped into the drink

Generous splash Mean Beans brine

2-3 pickles (link people pickles) and if you want, a spoonful of some of the garlic and spices from the pickle jar

Pepper to taste

Stir and garnish with a few Mean Beans!

mean and bloody

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1 Comment

  • Reply Ameet July 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I used Rick’s Mean Beans for bloody marys at my wedding. They were great!

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