The Bloody Maria
As Canadians we take great pride our tomato based cocktails and hangover cures. They are as Canadian as embracing free healthcare or wrinkling your nose when someone say “melting pot culture”.
Which is why we’re shocked this idea took so long to percolate to the surface.
Toronto based Brandon Bannon has taken the fresh flavours of a city awash in taco-pop-ups and mixed it with a Niagara region grape based vodka and created a cocktail with colours Frida Kahlo would be proud to call her own.
Meet The Bloody Maria, the cure all for an international hangover:
- Red Onion
- 2 oz Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers Method 95 Vodka
- 1 Dash Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Shakes Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 Slices of Lemon
- 3 Slices of Cucumber
- Rimmed with a Cayenne Pepper Salt
Muddled Pico de Gallo (tomato, cilantro, garlic, red onion) into a separate bowl and let rest. Rim a mason or wide mouth glass with equal parts; cayenne pepper, black pepper, coarse salt, and paprika.
Build cocktail and garnish with fresh cucumber and lemon and stir gently.
Then simply enjoy, because if drinking a garden can’t cure what ails you, your probability already dead.
FUN FACT: Clamato is far more popular in Canada and Mexico than in the United States.