Bloody Mary Morning

Hey there!

Here at Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub, soaking in the tub isn’t the only thing we offer.  There’s also our Virtual Tiki Bar, offering drinks of all descriptions to get the party started.  Here’s a recipe for one of our favourites.

Bloody Mary

  • 2 measures vodka
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Thick tomato juice
  • Ice cubes

Ideal as an aperitif, the Bloody Mary is an all time classic – and Platinum Al likes ’em spicy.

Start by throwing some ice cubes into your cocktail mixer, and then add lemon juice.  To make this spicy (recommended), add your Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce liberally.  Add salt and pepper – not any kind of specialised cocktail condiments, use the stuff from your kitchen cabinet.  And don’t be shy.  Then it’s vodka time.  Finally top off with as much tomato juice as you can fit in the shaker.

Now you need to give the mixture a good shake.  Pour out into a tall glass, serve with a straw and mixing stick.  An olive will make a nice addition.

Feel free to experiment to your taste (note the lack of recommended amounts for most of the above ingredients).  But again, please note that I recommend this drink nice and spicy.  It’s ideal to start the night off, but I wouldn’t be trying to down Bloody Marys after a full meal.

Be careful out there.

Soundtrack: “Bloody Mary Morning” by Supersuckers

Cold Metal

All this snow has influenced my music choice of late.  Over the last couple of months, we’ve been having some distinctly wintry weather.   Now it’s officially Spring, yet right outside my mighty wooden door there’s the biggest snow fall all year.

As a result, my music tastes have been very Northern European.  Scandinavian, in fact.

Recently my playlists have included:

Turbonegro, Kvelertak and a-ha (Norway)

Spiritual Beggars, Entombed, Ghost, Grand Magus, Hysterica, Katatonia, The Hives, Millencolin and of course ABBA (Sweden)

HIM and Lordi (Finland)

Bjork (Iceland)

Volbeat (Denmark)

Looks like I’ll be unleashing my inner Viking for some time as the snow continues to fall.

If you’ve got any musical recommendations for me to go with this theme, please let me know by posting a comment.  Skål!

Welcome to Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub

Hey!  How are you?  Welcome to Platinum Al’s blog.  Thanks for dropping by.  I like to think of this page as my Virtual HOT TUB.  So why not strip down to your scanties, grab a glass of wine, and dip your toes in the water.  That’s right, relax in the warm waters of the Virtual hot tub… Nice!

We have a fantastic Virtual Hot Tub to immerse yourself in.  The water’s warm and inviting, just right to relax and unwind.

There’s also our Virtual Tiki Bar, serving Virtual Cocktails all evening.  Try a Vodka Martini, Bloody Mary, Margherita or Long Island Ice Tea.  There’s loads more to choose from, even Virtual Beers for the booze hounds out there.

Go on – sink into the water of the Virtual Hot Tub and enjoy the bubbles!