story & photos: JULIA TUNSTALL
I’ll admit, I’m pretty wimpy when it comes to spicy stuff, which means bloody mary’s aren’t usually my thing. And this one was a bit hotter than my taste (but perfect for Chris… Hmm… I think he just didn’t want to share…)
I can still appreciate the drink, however, and loved how Chris decided to use black pepper to make the sweet carrot flavor more interesting.
He chose tequila as the spirit – because I know he likes tequila when he’s looking to reinforce herbal, peppery qualities in cocktails. And to round out the heat, he added Barrows’ Intense – a spicy ginger liqueur that gave the drink one more layer of flavor and heat.