While walking through Portland neighborhoods, you can peek at fresh herbs and veggies bursting from almost every yard. While the random days of sun...then rain...then sun…then sun and rain all at once (?!), may make Portland residents feel a bit nuts, our gardens, LOVE IT. Tomatoes. Basil. Peppers. Mint. Dill. Rosemary. YUM. The abundance of these spring treats inspired us! A beautiful way to introduce our handmade Cocktail Picks is to adorn them with our garden goodies. What's the perfect cocktail to adorn with these spring treats? The Bloody Mary.
SEAWORTHY'S SERRANO + DILL BLOODY MARY RECIPE
Busy as our weeks may be, we somehow still find time to make all the pretty pieces from start to finish AND make Bloody Mary's (its a rough life.) We infused vodka with dill from Marisa's yard and Serrano from, well, our neighborhood Whole Foods. The peppers in my yard still need a good month of sunshine. We then made a simple, yet tasty Blood Mary mix and...viola!!
Serrano and Dill Infused Vodka
Make sure you have a glass bottle or jar (we bought ours here) for infusion and storage or you can use the vodka bottle itself.
1-2 Serano Peppers diced
A few springs of Dill
Bottle of vodka.
Let infuse for 24 hours or more. Strain with cheesecloth when ready to use. We did ours for 24 hours because peppers do not need much time to spice that vodka. You can choose to leave them in. Just remember, the longer they are in the hotter the vodka will be!
Bloody Mary Mix
32 oz Tomato Juice
1-2 tbs pressed or chopped Garlic
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce.
1 tbsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tbsp Horseradish
1-2 tsp Red Pepper Flake
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or jar and stir until well mixed.
Seaworthy Spicy Bloody Mary
Fill a glass with ice, add 2 ounces infused vodka and then fill the rest of the way with mix. Garnish a Seaworthy Cocktail Pick with olives, jack cheese cubes, peppers, a clove of garlic, a lime wedge, and pickled tomatoes (from Marisa's yard).** Then make 2 or 4 more for your friends...or yourself. We don't judge!
*My local store has vegan worcestershire sauce options or you can use something like Braggs instead. **Quick pickle recipe for any veggie here.
Seaworthy Home Collection
As you have seen, some exciting new pieces are being created at Seaworthy right now, and they aren't ones for you to wear. We have Bookmarks and Cocktail Picks under our belts. (Books and drinks? Perfect combo if you ask me.) There are so many more unique designs on the way, to style your home or to give as the perfect hand crafted gift. Keep your eyes open for the growing Seaworthy Home Collection and make sure you are signed up for our mailing list. Next week we will be sending out a special promo on the current Seaworthy Home pieces!