Red Draw

March 27, 2011
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves Hmmm, how thirsty are you?
Author Notes

A Red Draw is tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix and beer and is also called a Bloody Beer or Red Beer. I'm not sure if it's a Texas thing or not, but there is a drive in restaurant in Wichita Falls, Texas that still brings them to your car in a pitcher. We just happened to be in Wichita Falls over the weekend and we visited the Pioneer Restaurant #2 (one of a few left of a string of Pioneer restaurants) then went to a friend's house and concocted our own. Tasty. - nannydeb —nannydeb

Test Kitchen Notes

Bloody Mary meets Michelada in nannydeb's mellow, refreshing Texan beer cocktail. The gentle spicing plays nicely with the beer without overwhelming it, so be sure to pick a lager you like. One (or a few) of these would go down easy on a parched summer day. - kristen miglore —Kristen Miglore

What You'll Need
  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish root, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 six pack of lager beer, or the beer of our choice
  1. Combine all ingredients except the beer in a large pitcher.
  2. Fill a beer mug, glass or mason jar 1/3 full with the Red Draw mix. Fill the rest of the way with beer.
  3. Enjoy.

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Recipe by: nannydeb

Former restaurant manager (and waitress, bartender, etc). I love food: eating, trying new recipes, shopping for it, talking/emailing about it, etc. My foodie friend and pen pal got me interested in recipe contests and also turned me on to food52 and now I'm obsessed!

7 Reviews

drbabs March 27, 2011
oh, baby
dymnyno March 27, 2011
I second that!
wewhine May 26, 2011
I third this. A little late, but I do.
aargersi March 27, 2011
Any place that brings the pitcher to your car ROCKS!!
Sagegreen March 27, 2011
I am going to have to come back to Austin to try this out in style!
Sagegreen March 27, 2011
...for a road trip to Wichita Falls!
aargersi March 27, 2011
That would be FUN!!!!!