Banshee Bill’s Bloody Marys

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Bloody Mary’s are  my new favorite.  I have never been a huge fan, but this recipe made a believer out of me.

For a sailor’s brunch at Detroit Yacht Club, Banshee Bill, one of DYC’s former commodores, set up a do-it-yourself Bloody Mary table.   In true yachtie style the entire sailor contingent got together for a potluck and made mouthwatering treats for the brunch.  But what would any gathering of yachties be without alcohol?  Though I’m more of a mimosa girl myself, I tried mixing one.  The resulting drink almost sang in my mouth.

Not only the best bloody mary I’d ever had, it is up there in favorite drinks.  At the end of brunch he gave me a laminated copy of his recipe.

Mesquite Smoke powder may be a little hard to find but it is well worth it.

 Banshee Bill’s Bloody Marys


  • 1 Plastic cup
  • A few ice cubes
  • Some Vodka (though our younger contingent proved the virgin variety are delicious too
  • Three shakes Worchester sauce
  • A few shakes of Tabasco (to taste)
  • 3 shakes Mesquite Smoke Powder
  • 2 grinds salt crystals
  • 4 grinds on a pepper mill peppercorn
  • Some cilantro leaves
  • ⅛  lime
  • Pour in ½ V8 and ½ Clamato
  • Stir well
  • Finish with your choice of Celery, Cucumber spears, or whatever you like.



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