We hear Matthew Quigley, Distiller & Founder of Federal Distilling Room confided this Bloody Brilliant recipe to Mary over Bloodies in a dark bar. The esteemed mix of Stateside Urbancraft Vodka is infused with jalapeño peppers, then combined with classic ingredients and freshly squeezed citrus. Bright taste. Smokin' bite. Just the way Mary likes it.
1 bottle (750ml) Stateside Urbancraft Vodka
3 fresh jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced and seeded
4 fluid ounces Huy Fong Sriracha Sauce (about ½ cup)
2 fluid ounces fresh lemon juice (about ¼ cup)
2 fluid ounces fresh lime juice (about ¼ cup)
2 ounces finely ground black pepper (about ½ cup)
1 ounce celery root, peeled and grated
How to make it
Vodka Infusion: 7 days Servings: 1
For jalapeño-infused vodka, stir the vodka and the jalapeños in a 1-liter container. Seal and store in a cool, dark place for one week. Strain contents through a standard paper coffee filter in a funnel. Store in the original vodka bottle.
For Federal Distilling Room House-Made Bloody Mary Mix, stir the vegetable juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, Sriracha, lemon juice, lime juice, black pepper and celery root into an 80-ounce container and stir.
Pour 2 fluid ounces (about ¼ cup) of the jalapeño-infused vodka and 6 fluid ounces (about ¾ cup) of the Federal Distilling Room House-Made Bloody Mary Mix into a 16-ounce cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake for 10 seconds to chill. Pour the mixture and ice into a chilled 16-ounce glass tumbler.
Serving Suggestion: Garnish with a halved celery stalk, a strip of crisp bacon and a skewer with 2 blue cheese-stuffed olives and 2 Zayda’s Brand pickle chips. If desired, replace jalapeño-infused vodka with regular vodka.
Matthew Quigley Distiller & Founder | Federal Distilling Home of Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia’s Federal Distilling crafts small batch premium vodka under the watchful eye of distiller/founder Matthew Quigley. The company of unapologetic vodka drinkers makes Stateside Urbancraft Vodka, a signature spirit that is a tribute to years of applying good old-fashioned American ingenuity, know-how and elbow grease. The result is a crisp, clean vodka with unparalleled neutrality. Federal Distilling operates out of a converted warehouse factory space in Philadelphia’s Olde Kensington neighborhood, the heart of the city’s maker community. Connected to the distillery is the Federal Distilling Room (known as FDR). FDR is a full-service cocktail lounge and tasting room with panoramic views of the production floor. This working cocktail lab and neighborhood hangout is open to the public Thursdays – Sundays.