Mixology 101: How to Make the BEST Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary cocktail is an amazing drink year round but it seems to get extra love during the football season and over the holidays. This is probably because it's a cocktail and a meal rolled into one. Try one for breakfast or lunch and then tell me if you're still hungry. Wouldn't it be amazing if Bloody Marys could become the latest diet trend? Who needs juicing or cayenne pepper honey lemon juice mixes when you can consume a sensible cocktail for every meal? For the BEST (yup- we're shouting it) Bloody Mary mix, combine tomato juice, worchestershire sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Mix it all up and if possible, let it sit for an hour or two to marinate. We tend to eyeball the measurements after so many years of making the mix but you can surely start off by being precise.

Bloody Mary Ingredients

Once the mix has had a chance to sit, it's time to make your drink.

Combine two ounces of vodka with five ounces of Bloody Mary mix. I prefer to use potato-based vodka for Bloody Marys but use whatever the hell tastes good to you (pepper vodka is the closest I'd get to anything flavored). Shake or stir it well, then gardenize it. This means: shove in as many yummy salty spicy citrusy garnishes as you an fit in the glass. This time it was olives, spicy pickled green beans, and lemon. You'll find other ideas here in this previous post.

Bloody Mary 1

Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe 2 ounces vodka (or more!) 5 ounces tomato juice ½ ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon Tabasco (you might want less) 1 heaping tablespoon horserasdish (maybe less if you don't like too much omph) 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper

Bloody Mary Garnishes

 

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