No offense to Count Dracula and the gang, but we’re not usually fans of mixing circulatory system parlance with anything beverage related (hemoglobin on the rocks? Pass). We’ll make an exception for this classic hangover cure — ideal for the morning after your big Halloween blowout.
Spoon Fork Bacon bloggers Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park have miniaturized the concoction, replaced vodka with soju, and topped it off with creative garnishes (crumbled bacon, fried quail egg).
One sip and you’ll be making your O positive face.
Mini Blood Marys
2½ c. soju (Korean rice wine)
2½ c. tomato juice
¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp. Sriracha
2 limes, zested and juiced
2½ tsp. black pepper
¼ c. honey
½ c. crumbled bacon
24 pickled green beans
12 hard-boiled quail eggs (recipe below)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a large, ice-filled pitcher, combine soju, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, lime juice, and pepper; stir until well mixed. Set aside to chill.
2. Pour honey onto a small, shallow plate; spread around. Rim each glass with a thin layer of honey followed by bacon.
3. Place 2 green beans into each glass; pour in liquid.
4. Skewer eggs onto toothpicks and place over each cocktail. Serve.
For the quail eggs
12 quail eggs
½ c. panko breadcrumbs
1. Preheat oil to 350°.
2. Place eggs into a small pot and fill with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; boil 4-5 minutes.
3. Drain eggs and place into an ice bath to prevent overcooking. Remove from ice bath (after about 10 minutes) and peel.
4. Toss peeled eggs in panko until fully coated. Fry in oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain onto paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
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Photo: Teri Lyn Fisher / Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon