MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- For many Wisconsinites, especially those of Polish and German descent, having herring on New Years is a way to ensure good luck for the coming year.
Kim Wall, owner of Baensch Food Products offers a twist on the old favorite with herring cocktails.
1 ½ oz of your favorite gin or vodka
Splash of wine sauce from Ma Baensch Herring in Wine Sauce
1 piece of Ma Baensch Herring in Wine Sauce
Chill cocktail glass to the point of frost. Fill martini shaker with cracked (not crushed) ice. Pour in gin or vodka. Garnish with a piece of Ma Baensch herring. A lucky cocktail for your holiday guests.
Ma Baensch Bloody Mary
2 parts vodka
4 parts clamato juice
1 heaping t horseradish
½ t Worcestershire sauce
½ t + hot sauce 1 t fresh lime juice
1 t wine sauce from Ma Baensch Herring in Wine Sauce
¼ t celery salt
Dash fresh ground black pepper
1 wedge fresh lime
2 stuffed green olives
1 piece of Ma Baensch Herring Marinated in Wine Sauce
Mix all ingredients and pour into a glass filled with ice. You may wish to rub lime juice on the outer edge of a tall glass and then roll the rim in celery salt. Garnish with a wedge of fresh lime and a toothpick with a piece of Ma Baensch herring sandwiched between two stuffed green olives. Perfect for a New Year’s Day brunch. Enjoy!