Wednesday, May 21, 2014

{easy sunday brunch + the perfect bloody mary}

There are few weekend activities I love more than brunch.  Whether it's at a swanky brunch with my girlfriends or a greasy neighborhood spot to nurse a hangover or even hosting a big group at our place, I will never turn down a brunch opportunity.  I think what makes brunch so amazing is that the sole purpose is to enjoy a leisurely Sunday meal rehashing the weekend's activities and stories alongside plenty of bloody marys!  Whenever Chris and I don't have plans on a Sunday, we love to celebrate the end of the weekend with a casual brunch in our home with my favorite layered breakfast dish and a ulta decadent bloody mary complete with an over the top garnish.  Check out below for our go-to brunch dish and the recipe we use for a perfect bloody mary including my secret ingredient!!

{this layered brunch dish has made many appearances for breakfast in our house.  It consists of a simple base of arugula tossed with a light vinaigrette and fresh cherry tomatoes.  Then we add a Belgium waffle from Trader Joe's frozen section topped with crispy bacon and a poached egg.}  

{if you love that salty/sweet combo for brunch then you can even drizzle a bit 
of maple syrup on this dish!} 

{everything that goes into the perfect bloody mary- just add vodka!}

{over the top garnishes are my favorite part of a bloody mary and this one includes cornichons, olives, lime wedges and fresh cucumber- check out the little video I made of turning up your bloody mary right here}

{my secret bloody mary ingredient is to top the finished cocktail with a few dashes of Scrappys celery bitters to really kick up the celery aroma}

The Perfect Bloody Mary Mix

mix together in a large pitcher the following ingredients:

  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
**I omitted horseradish from my mix because its just not my thing, but feel free to doctor up your mix however you desire! 

Place plenty of ice in a high ball glass, add 2oz Pinnacle Vodka and then top with bloody mary mix. Garnish with celery stick, garnished skewer and straw.  Place a couple dashes of celery bitters on top and enjoy!

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  1. This looks amazing, I definitely want to try it this weekend! :)

  2. Love a good Bloody! My husband makes a version with Old Bay seasoning instead of horseradish, they're perfection for a weekend near the ocean!

  3. Love your dress! Where did you get it??

  4. This looks so yummy!!

    -Sayeh, The Office Stylist

  5. I never thought to serve a bacon eggs and a waffle over arugula - but it must be amazing. I love the smokey taste of the arugula mixed with a buttermilk waffle and maple syrup. Thanks for the brunch idea!



  6. Wow This looks amazingly deliscious from the waffles tl the Bloody Mary Thank you for the wonderful Idea!