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Uncommon Recipe: The Mean & Bloody

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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

Written by Missy

Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Missy wrote her first book “The Forgetful Easter Bunny” at age 6. Before attending college at the University of Missouri, she enjoyed a full career of writing and passing notes to friends during class as well as writing for school yearbooks and newspapers. She moved to New York in 2007, and has been at UncommonGoods ever since. Missy likes playing outside, watching thunderstorms, eating dessert first, dancing at weddings and giving people hugs.

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