I had a very fun long weekend celebrating my birthday. A few friends came to visit from LA for the Outside Lands festival which was a blast. We saw Kanye (who was as whiny as expected), Disclosure (but missed Latch!), Big Freeda (who I never heard of before this weekend and was possibly my favorite), and the Killers (who played all their hits)… just to name a few.
We headed over to Golden Gate Park for the shows around 2 each day, so we had plenty of time to chill over morning drinks and bites. All the best breakfasts start with a bloody mary appetizer, so I set up a bloody mary bar to allow each of us to customize our own. Mixing appetizer drinks is an easy and entertaining activity to start a day of fun. You can even take it to the next level by adding tequila (for bloody marias!) and getting creative with condiments (cocktail shrimp, pickled anything, beef jerky).
must have ingredients: vodka, Bloody Mary mix (Mr. & Mrs. T is amazing!), Worcestershire sauce, horseradish
optional: celery salt (for the rim!), limes, celery sticks, olives, marinated mushrooms, pickles, peperoncinis, tequila, the list can go on and on.
directions: Salt the rim (with celery salt) using a lime. Add 3 parts Bloody Mary mix for each shot of vodka (or tequila) over ice. Add Worcestershire for smokiness and horseradish for a kick, depending on taste. Add the condiments you want and enjoy!
Follow with breakfast, mimosas, and fun!