Up the Bloody Creek:
The OFFICIAL Bloody Mary of Little Creek Oyster Farm
Truth be told, the ideal Official Little Creek Bloody would be to simply walk into NYC's St. Regis Hotel (arguably the headwaters of the drink itself), sit at the King Cole Bar, order up a bloody bull or red snapper. Then you would whip out a Little Creek shucker and a handful of our freshest oysters. Shuck em right there at the bar, because you are that badass, and pour the brine into the drink. Until one can achieve that level of awesome, we believe that what follows is the recipe for one of the best damned bloody mary cocktails in existence.
At Little Creek we are firm believers in the power of the Bloody. The mix of flavors can restore the foulest of heads to an upright position. Everyone has their argument for what should and shouldn't go into a bloody and of course everyone is right.
Our recipe has great fresh ingredients, small batch condiments, and most importantly the beautiful taste of the sea itself coming from a freshly harvested Little Creek Oyster. The following recipe makes 4 servings. (Note we did not say serves 4- you might just knock out all 4 yourself.)
INGREDIENTS: 4 oz gin (or vodka) 16 Oz V8 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce Juice of 1 lemon Splash of soy sauce A&B American Style Pepper Sauce Holy Schmitt's Horseradish Fleur De Shell and cracked pepper. 4 Little Creek Petites
1. In a 32 oz. pitcher add a generous scoop of clear ice cubes, add gin, vegetable juice, lemon juice, soy and Worcestershire sauce. Stir throughly.
2. Add A&B American Style Pepper Sauce for flavor and fire, Holy Schmitt's prepared horseradish (trust us.)
3. Add Fleur de Shell sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
4. Shuck 4 of the freshest oysters you've ever eaten and pour all the briny liquor into the mix. Stir.
5. Pour into cold mason jar with flecks of Fleur de Shell on the frosty rim, add ice if needed.
6. Pour 1 tsp of the mix on to each oyster to serve alongside the cocktail.
(This bloody goes great with a full plate of cold, fresh oysters. Don't be shy, shuck more!)
Shuck, slurp. sip. repeat.