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Bloody Mary Mix?

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so what mix would you all recommend using if making BM's at home?

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  1. I would recommend making your own. If you're up for that, I'll be happy to post a recipe.

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    1. re: bryan

      Bryan, I would love to see your recipe for a mix. In fact, I was just looking at the various ready-mades yesterday and wondering how tedious it would be to make my own. Please post one! Thanks!!!

      1. re: Tehama

        Not tedious at all actually. The trick is in keeping it thick. I like to use a can of Sacramento or a bottle of Campbells Organic Tomato Juice. I keep it the fridge for a few days. When I'm ready to make the mix I carefully open the can with a can opener and pour off the water that's accumulated on top. Same w/ the bottle, of course. This gives you a nice thick product to work with, instead of a watery one. Now it's just a matter of what you like in a mix. I add plenty of worchetershire sauce, several good spashes of Tabasco and some celery salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Some people like horseradish, personally I don't like the consistency.

        I let it sit in the fridge for a day or so and adjust the seasonings. When it's time to make the drink I like to use ice-cold vodka, I also make sure the lime is good and chilled too. Nothing worse than adding room temp. vodka. Waters the drink down.

    2. If you don't want to make your own and are looking for a widely available mix, I would recommend Mr. & Mrs. T Bold & Spicy.

      1. i don't mind making my own mix, but would like ask if you all have a good receipe ,and also what is the major brad that most bars use? if you know. thanks !

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        1. re: jersey0107

          Here's a thread with some recipes: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/408508

          Different bars use different mixes depending on availability and cost, including Mr. & Mrs. T Original (I like the Bold), Tabasco Bloody Mix, Finest Call, etc. And good bars make their own and have extra horseradish and hot sauces to spice it up for each customer.

          1. re: mojoeater

            Thanks for the threads Mojo, I plan on testing them for brunch this sunday. But, if I had to buy a mix, and not worry about money, which mix would be on the top if the list?

            1. re: jersey0107

              I like spicy, so Mr. & Mrs. T Bold & Spicy would be my #1.