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Monday, May 01, 2006

Relays Golf - Dr. Dave's Recipe for Staying Warm

Dr. Dave's BM Tonic

Each year the Saucy Joe's crowd and friends gather in Des Moines, Iowa for the Drake Relays. The Dr. has been joining this group for the Greater Relays Open Golf Tournament held on what is normally a cold, rainy Friday morning at Grandview Golf Course. A few years ago, noting the hung over condition of his fellow participants from the year before, he brought along a few jugs of bloody marys. They were well received that year. Dr. Dave's BM Tonic was born.

This year, we had the Five Sullivan Brothers (actually three brothers and two nephews) headlining the cast at the G.R.O.G.T. The course management let 8 of us tee off on the back nine on a typical(for Relays) rainy day. It was fortunate that the he had made 11 quarts of Dr. Dave's BM Tonic, because the Dr. had decided to drive in on the night before to enjoy the Thursday night activities which consisted of excellent conversation (more brilliant as the night went on) and excellent beer. After staying up until 3AM and arriving for an 8:30 AM tee time on a cold, rainy day, a medicinal dose of the Tonic was just right. Here's the recipe for:


This recipe is best started on the Tuesday evening before Relays.

Place an 8 qt. sauce pan on the stove and turn the heating element to Low

Add the following ingredients while stirring slowly:

Worcestershire Sauce 30 fl. oz.
Tabasco Sauce 1 tsp.
Celery Seeds 1 tsp.
Celery Salt 1 tsp.
White Pepper 1 tsp.
Cayenne Pepper 2 tsp.
Chili Pepper 2 tsp.
Black Pepper 2 tsp.
Tone’s Beef Base (or equivalent) 2 tsp.
Raw Horseradish 3 Tblsp.
Habanera Sauce 1 Tblsp.
V-8 Juice 138 fl. oz.
Lime Juice 4 fl. Oz.

Simmer on low for 3 hours.

Refrigerate overnight.

Add the following ingredient the next morning:

Vodka of choice 22 fl. oz.
(the cheaper, the better for Relays)

Makes 220 fl. oz.

Sample, gasp, bottle up, label and return to refrigerator for proper aging. Turn and bump once every 12 hours for affect.

Serve on a blustery, hung over day as early as necessary. Good for 1 stroke per nine holes.

I can't say enough about the wonderful folks who make up the Relays Crew. They know how to have fun in a big way, and they don't mind including a few outsiders in their fun! Thanks again guys and gals!


Blogger Connie said...

All this time I thought the BM Tonic had something to do with curing irregularity! Well, I guess some of those spices might make that true. It sounds divine and just the thing to clear out your sinuses and give you a nice, warm glow.

Tue May 02, 06:35:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Saucy Joe Sullivan said...

With 11 quarts of the Tonic being passed around, we were warm for the golf tourney, the races and the beer garden. Our friend and fellow golfer Lois told us that it cleared up her seasonal allergies.
It was an excellent batch.

Wed May 03, 08:29:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to receive honorable mention on your website. I'm thrilled to have this recipe as I will be making it for our Hawkeye tailgating friends in the next couple of weeks. They love my Boody Marys but I'd hate to be in a rut. One must try new things! L

Sun Oct 08, 11:53:00 AM CDT  

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