By Lisa

Coming around to the SF Giants has been a slippery slope for me–as far back as I know, my family are Yankees fans, and I am a transplant here. But in these parts we are totally overwhelmed by Giants fever. Even the teachers in my children’s school are enthusiastic and vocal supporters. And their peers and the other parents? Well–to a person Giants fans.  Now I’ve come to terms with the fact that my kids were born and are being raised in the San Francisco Bay area, so that can mean only one thing for their relationship to baseball.  I’m coming around myself, though I might be hard pressed if it came to a NY/SF world series. But we’re not worrying about that now–we’re just watching a lot of baseball.

And to continue Caroline’s spirit of celebrating, here’s a drink I whipped up last week in honor of their first win:  a local take on the iconic Bloody Mary: The orange and black Giant Mary.  We’ll both be posting more baseball friendly eats over the coming weeks, but this is as good a place as any to start.

Giant Mary

  • fresh tomato juice made with golden tomatoes
  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • a sprinkle of black salt
  • Add tabasco, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce to each drink to taste