I love Bloody Mary’s!
I like mine weak because I usually drink them in the morning when I am on vacation. For some reason, that is the only time I make them. Since I have to keep standing for the rest of the day, I make them a bit weak.
I also like mine spicy as well, and you could just add less Tabasco and get just as good of a drink without the burn. I try to make the tomato mixture the day before so the flavors really mix well. Yummy!
I don’t usually get carried away with things like wasabi or curry powder, but you can try that as well. About the most daring I get is to freshly grate some horseradish instead of using prepared horseradish. I love that stuff! Not many recipes call for it, but I like the extra zing it adds to the tomato juice.
You can also buy the bottled tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix already mixed with the other ingredients, but I find I like it better when I make it from scratch. There have been years that we have made our own spicy tomato juice since we have a garden.
Classic Bloody Mary Recipe
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup ice cubes
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger vodka
3/4 cup spicy tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (like V-8)
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce (Like Tabasco™)
salt and pepper to taste
1 stalk celery
2 stuffed green olives
Salt the rim of a tall glass. To do so, pour salt onto a small plate, moisten the rim of the glass on a damp towel and press into the salt. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine the vodka, vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery and olives stuck onto a toothpick.
You can tweak that to fit yourself. If there isn’t enough flavor, try adding horseradish, you just might like it. Or add a bit more of one other the other flavors that are in the classic recipe.
More Bloody Mary Recipes
For other recipes, check out this link to find 10 Bloody Mary recipes from around the world that Fox News featured June 2014.
To make things just a bit more interesting in your Bloody Mary’s Kitchen, try some of these adorable kitchen gadgets that will fit right in.
Splash Cutting Board
I love this cutting board.
It looks like the tomato juice is running all over the place.
It will give your guests something to chuckle about as you make them your famous Bloody Mary’s.
It is completely dishwasher safe and is designed to be stable on any surface.
The vertical drip comes off so it can be used as just a counter-top saver.
Splash Spoon Rest
This is designed to be a spoon rest, but I think it could be so much more.
Use it along with the Splash Cutting Board to hold your olives or celery.
It is the perfect addition to your kitchen.
When you aren’t making Bloody Mary’s, use it to hold keys or things around the house.
People could mistake it for blood, so be sure to warn them.
THE EX Kitchen Knife Set
You are going to need a knife to cut the celery, maybe one of these would help you.
It seems that we have a bit of a red theme going on in Bloody Mary’s Kitchen.
This really is a great set of knives and although it looks completely unsafe, there are clear knife sheaths on those sharp blades to keep from cutting anyone.
If you have any frustrations, this is the guy that can take them.
Bloody Mary Mix
There are plenty of options in the grocery story for Bloody Mary Mix, but I thought I would give you some options that you may not have at the local stores.
Bloody Mary Spices
If you don’t want to bother with the spices, here is an easy way to get the “from scratch” feel without the hassle.