Here's a way to take a Bloody Mary to the next level and before you pass judgement you should consider a couple of things... Vodka is for the most part flavorless so it only brings the alcohol to the recipe of the Bloody Mary. That leaves a large flavor void/opportunity in the cocktail. By adding Belle Meade Bourbon you bring another layer of flavor and depth to the experience. While you may think Bourbon and a tomato based mixer doesn't sound good together we ask you to consider the flavors of roasted tomato. The Bourbon brings similar flavors to the caramelized sugars that you experience when you roast a tomato. Try one of these and you'll see what we mean.
2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
1 tsp Horseradish (Spicy)
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice (Tart)
1 tbsp Olive Brine (Salty)
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce (Savory)
2-3 dashes Tabasco
2-3 turns Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix
Build in glass over ice then roll back and forth 3-4 times from one glass to another to mix.
Garnish: Celery, Olives, and a Lemon Wedge