It’s the weekend and there’s only a few more weeks of summer left. Knowing that, I just hate to wake up to a rainy day! So today’s Sunday Funday activity was brunch at home, hanging out in pajamas! I love not having to get dressed, put on make up or do anything on rainy days. For brunch I made some crab cake eggs benedict and these awesome Bloody Marys for hubby and me. Not a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday morning/afternoon, right?
A while ago I came across a bottle of Cilantro flavored Absolute Vodka. I thought it sounded interesting so I bought it. I made a Bloody Mary with it and it was really good! At that time I just used some hot & spicy Bloody Mary mix with the vodka. But today, I wanted to try to make our Bloody Marys without the mix…mainly because I didn’t have any mix! I used tomato juice, with some celery salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, etc. I didn’t have any horseradish but if I did I certainly would have added it. Horseradish would make this drink even better! To make it extra special today, I wrapped bacon around chopsticks and baked them in the oven for a garnish. It was a nice touch! Then I rimmed the glass with Old Bay Seasoning and added the garnishes. Yummmmm!
For the eggs benedict, I cooked a pre-made crab cake, made the poached egg, sautéed a little bit of spinach, toasted the required english muffin and quickly warmed up the Canadian bacon in a skillet. I used a can of Aunt Penny’s Hollandaise Sauce instead of making it homemade and it was delicious!
So next time you wake up on a Sunday morning to rain, stay in those PJs, fix yourself and loved one some Bloody Marys and cook up some breakfast. It’s a great way to spend a lazy Sunday!
- 4 oz. tomato juice
- 2 oz. Cilantro flavored Absolute Vodka
- several shakes of celery salt and pepper
- couple dashes Tabasco sauce
- couple dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp. horseradish
- ¼ lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp. Cornichons Gherkins pickle juice
- Stuffed olives (blue cheese, pimento, whatever you like)
- celery stalk
- lemon wedge
- Cornichons Gherkin pickle
- Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake a bit to combine ingredients. Strain into tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with your favorite garnishes.
or....just cook a piece of bacon the regular way and toss it in the drink!