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Friday, March 16, 2012

Recipe: The Citizens Band Bloody Mary

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

click to enlarge Chris Beerman's Bloody Mary - ALANNA HALE
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  • Chris Beerman's Bloody Mary

When asked to share a recipe with SFoodie readers, Chris Beerman of Citizens Band and Pinkie's Bakery quickly admitted his current obsession with Bloody Marys: "I'm forever tinkering and perfecting my Bloody Mary recipe," he said.

The obsession began when the restaurant started making pickles and Beerman started taking the pickles home. He soon discovered that they made an excellent addition to his Sunday morning Bloody Mary. (If you'd like to read the full Q&A with Chris Beerman and Cheryl Burr, you can find part one here and part two here.)

click to enlarge Chris Beerman and Cheryl Burr - AUBRIE PICK
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  • Chris Beerman and Cheryl Burr

Bloody Mary Mix

Makes enough for a boozy brunch


50 ounces Clamato

67 ounces tomato juice

6 ounces Worstershire sauce

9 ounces pickle juice

3.5 ounces lime juice

1 ounce sea salt

4 ounces horseradish

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

1 ounce Tabasco, or more as desired


Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and add Tabasco to fit your spice tolerance. Add your liquor of choice or drink on its own, and garnish the glass with pickled green beans. Keeps for up to one week in the refrigerator.

Alanna Hale is a writer and photographer whose work can be found at Follow us on Twitter at @sfoodie.

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