Last Fridays: Dirty Bloody Mary

Dear Lillian:

I’ve got a confession — I’ve never had a Bloody Mary I really, truly loved. Do you think I’m crazy? Or do you know what I’m talking about? Some are just watery, others too sweet, and some just way, like way, too boozy. For this month’s Last Fridays, I wanted to change that — the weather’s (almost) nice everywhere which means brunch season is about to start so solving this dilemma pronto seems paramount. I’ve been Goldilocks-ing it, tasting and testing to find a solution and I think I’ve found it in this here Dirty Bloody Mary.

Okay, it’s more messy than dirty as it doesn’t have olive juice in it like its cousin the Dirty Martini. Instead this Dirty Bloody Mary has cracked Castelvetrano olives in it, which I know you’ll dig, because, well, we’ve had many Castelvetranos at various Happy Hours. So, it’s a classic Bloody Mary with an olive-y twist and the spice, brine, and brace of this Dirty Bloody Mary is begging for a pairing like your rich, classic Pickled Celery Deviled Eggs.

Happy brunching and happy Last Fridays!

Until next month -

Aida

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