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Home » Food » Drinks » Barley Mary's
Barley Mary's
By Peter Sheppard, The New Fermenting Gourmet

This is something of my own design, and it went over real big at the shop brew on September 18th. It's a Bloody Mary, but using beer as the alcohol instead of vodka. Also, it features a change from the norm. Instead of lemon juice and Tabasco sauce I use Trappey's Peppers in Vinegar - yellow Tabasco peppers suspended in white vinegar - to get the sour and hot flavors.

24 oz Barleywine or Russian Imperial Stout (Old Rasputin)
32 ozTomato Juice (Garden Patch - Trader Joe's)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
several shakesTrappey's Peppers in Vinegar
Bloody Mary Seasoning
Celery sticks
Scallion sprigs


Completely chill the beer, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, peppers in vinegar, celery sticks and scallions before starting.

In a lager pitcher combine the beer, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and chili vinegar.

Add the Bloody Mary Seasoning, to taste.

Stir briskly to blend and pour up into highball glasses.

Add a celery stick, or scallion sprig, and garnish with a little more Bloody Mary seasoning.


CHEF'S NOTES: This went over real big with the brew crew and I plan on bringing it back in the future. Any tomato juice can be used; V-8, regular tomato juice, you name it. Just don't use the "Snappy Tom" or chilled tomato juice as it covers up the flavor of the beer.

Pete's Bloody Mary Seasoning
1 tsp  Black Peppercorns
1 tsp crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp  dried Lemon Peel
1/4 tsp freeze-dried Shallots
1/8 tsp Celery Seed
1/2 tsp Coriander Seed
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Black Sesame Seeds (optional)

Place all ingredients into a mortar and pestle - grind by hand with the pestle until a coarse powder is formed.

You may also wish to place the ingredients into a spice grinder (or pepper mill) and grind into a coarse powder, instead.

Store unused seasonings in an airtight container.

This seasoning also makes for a great rub on steaks, chicken and fish!

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