Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Muddy Mary - Nov 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Anna!

This is a bit belated, but we need to celebrate the last Dinner Club Birthday of 2010 in style. Happy Birthday Ms. Anna! Nick and I crafted this signature cocktail in your honor. For those of you who don't know, Anna is our resident cyclocross star, racing her bicycle over hill and dale and getting deliciously muddy in the process. We thought a kick-ass athlete deserved a kick-ass drink. Cue the Muddy Mary, the perfect sports drink to replenish a drained body. Based on the Bloody Mary, we tweaked things a bit until they were to our liking.

Muddy Mary (makes 2)

1 cup tomato juice
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Bragg liquid aminos
dash of hot sauce (we used Cholula)
pinch of Old Bay Seasoning
pinch of Penzey's Fox Point seasoning
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp freshly grated horseradish root

Mix these ingredients together and fill a glass halfway. Top off the glass with a favorite beer, we chose New Glarus Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale, because Anna certainly isn't coasting out there on her bike. Mix again and top with a favorite blend of veggies, which in Anna's case would probably mean broccoli, but we used pickles and radishes. The result is a fantastically spicy blend that is lower in alcohol than the original vodka version and perfect for sipping post cyclocross race or for a holiday brunch.

Cheers to you Anna, our dear friend! We wish you the happiest of birthdays and would love to be drinking this with you in the lush green hills of Oregon, after cheering you on to another successful race finish!
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1 comment:

banana said...

Love love love it.
Can't wait to try it this weekend after racing! First time, as is. Second time, maybe the suggested broccoli.

Thanks, Jess and Nick. I feel honored that you have created this drink in honor of me!


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