Dill Pickle Bloody Mary

Dill Pickle Bloody MaryThere are lots of recipes out there for adding pickle juice to your Bloody Mary, but this one goes a step further by making your own infused vodka. No Bloody Mary mix here, we are using quality ingredients as a foundation for a delicious and flavor-packed drink.

Infused vodkas are delicious and really easy to make. This one requires that you start about a week in advance, but is so worth it.

Adjust the Tabasco to your liking, and you can get creative with the garnish.

Dill Pickle Bloody Mary
Yields one drink

4 oz. dill pickle vodka* (recipe below)
6 ounces tomato juice
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dill pickle juice from Rick’s Pick’s Classic Sours
1/8 teaspoon salt
1//4 teaspoon pepper (or more if you prefer)
dill pickles spears (Rick’s Pick’s Classic Sours) and celery stalks for garnish

Fill a tall glass with ice. In a shaker or lidded jar, pour dill pickle vodka, tomato juice, Tobasco sauce, Worchestershire sauce, and pickle juice. Shake well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and shake again.

Pour over ice, and garnish with a dill pickle spear and a celery stalk.

*If you are in a rush, we recommend substituting St. George Spirit’s Green Chile Vodka while you are waiting for your Dill Pickle Vodka to infuse.

Dill Pickle Vodka
This is great for bloody Mary’s and makes a mean vodka martini!

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
10 springs fresh dill
1 Tablespoon whole black peppercorns
1 Tablespoon mustard seeds
1 small garlic clove
One 750 ml bottle of St. George Spirit’s Vodka (you will have some left over)

Place cucumber, dill, peppercorns, mustard seed and garlic in a 32-ounce glass mason jar, or other glass jar, with a tight fitting lid.

Pour in the vodka over the other ingredients, and fill the jar to the brim. Everything should be completely submerged.

Store the jar in a cool dark place for 7 days. Take it out once a day to give it a good shake.

After seven days, strain the vodka through a fine mesh sieve. And, now you can store in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid, or pour it back into the original bottle (assuming you drank the leftover vodka already).

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