I was looking for a simple drink to take to an impromtu beach brunch to celebrate “back to school.” There is a fancier version and I forget the name, but the point was to keep it very simple…3 ingedients.


Ice cubes

Bloody Mary mix (I like Tabasco brand)

Beer (I prefer Mexican Tecate, or Bahamian)

(Note: Keep all in a cooler filled with ice to keep very cold)


Mix all, approximate equal parts, in a pitcher and pour into disposable glasses. I love beer and Bloody Mary’s.

I wasn’t sure if I would like my purist tastes combined. It was cold, effervescent and delicious, especialy on a warm beach.

The good part is that one could choose only one if desired, either a beer or a virgin Mary. However, we all downed the combo. We paired this drink with a sausage, onion and pepper fritata. What an easy way to entertain.

Brenda C. Hill

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