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As requested on Instagram, here’s one version of my Bloody Mary mix recipe. I switch up my ingredients nearly every time I make Bloody Mary mix depending on what ingredients I have around so let’s call this one, Spicy Mix #1.

Coming up in Portland, Ore as a late-morning brunch connoisseur and longtime bar/restaurant employee, I’ve had my fair share of well executed, delicious Bloody Marys, and more than my fair share of truly terrible Bloody Marys. Safe to say, I’m a bit of of Bloody Mary expert at this point so trust me when I tell you, this Bloody Mary mix recipe is pretty, pretty good.

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EK’s Bloody Mary mix recipe (Spicy Mix #1)
  • 3/4 liter of tomato juice
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled/smashed
  • 2 tsp habanero Tabasco
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp New Mexico red chili
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • an additional 1 tbsp celery salt and 1tbsp Tajín for rim
Directions: Combine ingredients in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour. Pass mix through a mesh strainer to remove any lemon seeds/garlic pieces. Make any seasoning adjustments. Use a funnel to transfer mix into a 1L bottle or jar. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to bloom.
 
Combine one tbsp celery salt and one tbsp Tajín on a small plate. Rub the edge of a pint glass with a lemon wedge, then in your rim spice mixture. Fill glass with ice. Add 2oz vodka. Add Bloody Mary mix, stir. Optional garnish: celery stalk, trimmed green onion, pickled peppers/okra, olives, lemon/lime wedges.
Sip, sip… Hooray!
– EK

Found some time over the holiday to design and crochet myself a cozy fuzzy sweater using Wool and The Gang’s “Feeling Good” yarn–a sumptuous blend of merino wool (for soft wearability), baby alpaca (for maximum coziness), and nylon (for structure).

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My aim is to have a few sweater designs up in the shop by fall but in the meantime, as always, I’m open to custom orders. Speak your sweater dreams to me… mohair? Hot pink? Bell sleeves? Yespleaseandthankyou.

– EK