How to Make a Manly Bloody Mary
December 9, 2019
If you like to enjoy the occasional adult beverage, you probably know there isn’t a shortage of manly drinks that taste good. From gin and juice to a whiskey sour, snakebite, dirty martini and more — manly drinks are popular at most local watering holes.
One drink you might not see on a list of manly drinks is the Bloody Mary. While there’s no doubt that a Bloody Mary is certainly tasty when made properly, even the best-made Bloody Mary isn’t generally considered one of the manly vodka drinks to order when you saddle up to a bar.
So, what’s a Bloody Mary-loving fella to do when he wants to flaunt his manliness and fit in with the guys at a bar? Order a manly Bloody Mary, of course!
What Is a Bloody Bull?
A Bloody Bull is the same as a manly Bloody Mary. Many people believe Brennan’s in New Orleans was the first to serve the Bloody Bull, but that might be an urban legend. Regardless of where the drink originated, the Bloody Bull is like a regular Bloody Mary on steroids.
Like a traditional Bloody Mary, a Bloody Bull has a noticeable vegetable base that’s rich with tomato flavor. To make the manly drink, you can follow our traditional Bloody Mary recipe. Use about five ounces of that concoction and add one ounce of beef stock, a dash of a dark beer like Guinness and the garnish of your choice. Just make sure the garnish you choose can stand up to your drink.
No matter how enticing it may seem, resist the temptation to shake a Bloody Bull. If you give in, your man card will be revoked as quickly as you can say Bloody Bull three times fast.
Bone Broth: Go All-In on the Manliness
While purists may insist that you use beef broth or bouillon to make a Bloody Bull, you can up the drink’s manliness factor by using bone broth instead. Bone broth is readily available in many grocery stores. Some people might warn you that store-bought bone broth may have too much salt, but that won’t be a concern if you’re going to use the broth to make a Bloody Bull.
Salt is one of the ingredients that make Bloody Marys so delicious and satisfying, which is why some people will add soy sauce to their drink without cutting back on the Worcestershire sauce. If you’re not on a low-sodium diet, don’t think twice about using store-bought bone broth in your homemade Bloody Bull.
Even manly men sometimes have to keep an eye on their salt intake. If you’re watching your salt consumption, consider making your own bone broth. Beef or chicken bones, water, apple cider vinegar, an onion, a few carrots and some celery are all you need to make homemade bone broth.
Replace Celery Stalks for Meat: Benny’s Original Meat Straws
Remember when we suggested that you pick a garnish that can stand up to a Bloody Bull? The garnish you choose is important — it can be the difference between your Bloody Bull being a truly manly Bloody Mary or a drink that might as well be served with an umbrella.
Benny’s Original Meat Straws are an ideal garnish for manly vodka drinks, including the Bloody Bull. Packed with flavor and made with high-quality ingredients, Benny’s Original Meat Straws bolster the manliness of a Bloody Bull up several notches.
For a manly garnish that will pair well with a manly Bloody Bull, order Benny’s Original Meat Straws now!