Some of us have had more hangovers than we care to admit. The upside: This lends us to honing our expertise on rapid recovery. Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a little known fact: Cold, briny clams and oysters are a refreshing godsend after an, err, overzealous night.
So I decided to add my salty little friends to the Bloody Mary, a tactic Canadians have been using for quite a while now in their Bloody Caesar cocktail. With the addition of an oyster and a meaty grilled prawn, the drink blurs the line between meal and cocktail—which is perfect on those mornings when it seems equally important to be eating salty food and drinking brunchy beverages.
Although this Bloody Mary mix involves a long list of ingredients, they are all fairly easy to find.
It's important to make the mix ahead of time, which not only will allows the flavors to shine, but it will also be helpful if your state of mind doesn't extend itself to accurately measuring ingredients. You can keep a big batch of it in your fridge for up to five days.
The Ultimate Seafood Bloody MaryRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 1 cocktail, plus 2 quarts of Bloody Mary mix
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours to infuse
Total Time: 30 minutes, plus 2 hours to infuse