On a Delta flight to NOLA, my friend and I ordered a couple Bloody Marys to celebrate our arrival. Because we were on a plane, the bloody was simple. Ice, a lime wedge, Finlandia vodka, and a can of Mr. & Mrs. T’s bloody mix, nothing else. Maybe I was tired or it was just because we were about to descend into a new city, but the bloody tasted so crispy and perfect. So here is my take on the airplane bloody that I crave now and then.
1 ½ ounces Finlandia Vodka (or any other vodka)
4 ounces Mr. & Mrs. T’s Bloody Original Bloody Mary Mix
2 lime wedges
Garlic green olives (see below)
1 pickle wedge (preferably Claussen)
For the Garlic green olives:
1 jar of green manzanilla olives
8-10 cloves of garlic, quartered
Empty around half of the jar of olives into a bowl. Add half of chopped garlic and mix. Place the other half of the olives and their juice back into the jar. Add the rest of the garlic and mix. Cap the jar and place back in the fridge to marinate for 24 to 48 hours. The longer they marinate the more garlic flavor they will take on before you eat them.
For the Bloody:
Squeeze one lime wedge into your glass. Fill the class with ice. Add vodka and then the Bloody Mary mix. Stir. Garnish with pickle wedge, lime wedge, and garlic green olives. Sip while imagining you are on an airplane headed somewhere fabulous.