Dill-ish Bloody Mary Mix made by The Real Dill is one of the best we’ve tried – and we’ve had our fair share of Bloodys. It’s a spicy, peppery, tomato-y concoction that magically banishes the little headache that comes with having too much fun the night before. Which got us thinking: What other tricks can Dill-ish Bloody Mary Mix perform?
Each sip delivers a punch of fresh, zippy goodness in the form of cucumber water, tomato paste, dill, horseradish, habanero, vinegar, salt, spices and garlic. It’s so delicious and Mouth-wateringly briny, it can stand on its own or be used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. No, we’re not drunk.
Below, 10 ideas for using Dill-ish Bloody Mary Mix other than as a vehicle for booze:
- Pour into little cups and serve it as an amuse-bouche at dinner parties.
- Blend with stale bread for a quick, easy gazpacho. Serve chilled, topped with a last-minute glug of peppery olive oil.
- For a creamy, spicy tomato soup, warm on the stove with chicken stock and whisk in a little heavy cream before serving.
- To make our version of spicy fusilli alla vodka, bring Bloody Mary Mix to a simmer. Remove from heat, add a few dashes of heavy cream, a knob of butter and a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan. Stir ‘til sauce thickens, then toss with cooked pasta.
- Use it to marinate chicken, steak or shrimp before grilling. The acid and spices in the mix add great flavor and make the meat super tender.
- For a quick party dip, mix ½ cup of Bloody Mary Mix with 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 3 cups cream cheese and a handful of chopped chives. Serve with pita triangles and an assortment of raw veggies.
- Whisk with olive oil to make a dressing. Add to a bowl of chopped raw celery, peppers, celery and onion. For extra texture and flavor, add some creamy blue cheese.
- Making chili? Swap out the liquid you usually use and replace with Bloody Mary Mix.
- Cover chicken breasts with Bloody Mary Mix, add chopped onions and let it do its thing in the slow cooker.
- Braising beef for a few hours? Use Bloody Mary Mix instead of red wine.
It’s all so dill-ish.