This horseradish bloody mary is slightly spicy, packed full of flavor and the perfect addition to any party or this tasty hummus toast brunch bar. Plus it’s ready in just 5 minutes so it’s the perfect party cocktail!
This post is sponsored by Sabra. All thought and opinion are 100% my own.
When I was 10 years old my parents surprised me with a trip to California to visit my grandfather. This was my first flight EVER and I was crazy excited.
We flew TWA and I still remember every moment of that flight. I ate coconut shrimp, watched Homeward Bound and weirdly loved the teeny tiny bathrooms. Then we missed our connection in St. Louis and I cried because I thought that meant we couldn’t go to California.
Obviously, 10 year old Brandy didn’t realize how plane travel worked. In the end, we made it San Francisco just 6 hours behind schedule.
While there I ate massive amounts of fresh clam chowder, got locked in a cell at Alcatraz, walked over the Golden Gate Bridge, made a cassette tape of me singing “I Will Always Love You” and learned that California was just as cool as I always thought.
But, the best part about California was being able to hang out with my grandfather. He would wake up early to make homemade eggs benedict or buckwheat pancakes and had the patience of a saint while trying to teach me how to play cribbage.
Sadly I remember nothing about how to play cribbage so that skill set was lost with age. Wait, do people even play cribbage anymore? I’m going to go with no.
He also loved to sneak a splash of gin in his morning orange juice and would never turn down a horseradish bloody mary.
Horseradish Bloody Mary – the perfect brunch cocktail!
So, one day he decided that I needed to learn how to make this magic tomato juice based cocktail. I know I was only 10 but after he taught me how to make this beauty I was the official bloody mary family bartender.
Also, don’t worry because I hate tomato juice so there was ZERO risk of me even trying to sneak a sip.
Yes, that means even though I’m known in my family for making the BEST horseradish bloody mary I never drink them. Ever.
Also, if hummus toast was a thing back in the 90’s I’m pretty sure my grandfather would have been all over it. It’s so California – am I right? Plus it’s perfect for brunch and he was all about brunch.
For this hummus toast brunch bar, I wanted to bring big-time flavor to go along with the bold punch of horseradish in the cocktail.
Hummus Toast 3 Ways
The good thing about hummus toast is that you can basically top it with anything you want but I picked 3 toppings that I KNOW my grandfather would have loved.
Radish and Fresh Basil Hummus Toast:
I didn’t learn to love radishes until a few years ago when I made radish and butter bites. Before that, I was just not a fan. I think it’s because my parents used to make me clean radishes as a kid and it’s so dirty and gross.
But, in this case, that little spicy radish crunch on top of the hummus is pure perfection. I think plain hummus would be great for this hummus toast but I opted to use Sabra Lemon Twist Hummus because who doesn’t love the bright addition of citrus?
Red Cabbage Sauerkraut and Feta Hummus Toast:
Sauerkraut is one of my favorite things on earth but it gets even better you pair it with feta and Sabra classic hummus. Art especially liked that it was on toast but then he could load it with extra toppings.
I was actually able to find this red cabbage sauerkraut in my local grocery store and because it’s fresh it’s super crunchy and tangy. If you can’t find this exact sauerkraut try substituting it with fresh sauerkraut that you can typically find in the refrigerated produce section.
Marinated Mushroom Hummus Toast:
I really love marinated mushrooms so I just wanted an excuse to eat them so I decided to put them on top of hummus toast and call it a day.
I’ll never understand people who hate mushrooms but I’ll gladly eat all their mushrooms.
Oh, I also sprinkled on a little cotija cheese and some sprouts because life is always better when you add cheese some crunchy greens.
I actually really love the whole concept of a hummus toast brunch bar because it’s such an easy way to feed a large crowd of guests.
Savory or sweet toppings both work great and are a great mix to throw into the spread. PLUS it gives guests the option of topping their hummus toast with all. the. things.
Brunch is so freaking awesome.
Don’t worry if you’re new to the whole hummus toast thing.
My personal opinion is that it’s going to be big for 2019 and 2020 and I’m ready for it.
So is Art. He is all about that hummus toast brunch life.
Oh, and if you’re looking for something without booze you could always give this beet smoothie a chance. It’s made with fresh veggies, ginger, and green apple.
It’s the perfect way to sneak in some vegetables and a great way to learn to love beets.
Personally, I love beets but I know there are a few of you out there that need a little more convincing. Don’t worry, you’ll come around.
Now, get to planning a brunch party and don’t forget the hummus toast!
Oh, and the horseradish bloody mary.
What’s brunch without a cocktail? (And hummus toast?)
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 6 ounces tomato juice
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 celery stalk
- Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice.
- In a cocktail shaker add vodka, horseradish, lime juice, celery salt, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and tomato juice. Shake to combine.
- Pour into the ice fill glass, add a few cracks of fresh black pepper and stir into the cocktail with the celery stalk.
- If you don't want to use a cocktail shaker just add all the ingredients to the glass and stir with your celery stalk.
- Add more or less horseradish, Tabasco sauce and black pepper based on your love of spice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 942mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
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