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Feb 1, 2008 08:25 AM

Bloody Mary recipes?? [Moved to Spirits board]

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  1. I am always asked to make the Bloody Marys for parties and on family holidays, so I must be doing something right! I like them spicy and flavorful. Here's what I do:
    Put a teaspoon (or more, or less) of prepared horseradish in the bottom of a glass. Add a dash or 2 of Tabasco (not hot sauce). Add a dab of Worcheshire and a crank of black pepper. Add your Vodka (which I keep in the freezer). Add a tablesppoon of fresh lime juice. Mix this all well, then add V-8 juice, stir , then add your ice. Garnish with fresh celery stick, lime wedge and then I like to float some celery salt and black pepper on the top. The celery salt make a difference, and you can also use it to rub around the rim of the glass.
    I don't put the ice in the glass first because it makes it difficult to properly mix up the horseradish. Sometimes I make a big pitcher up of the mix, but it would be hard to give exact amounts; I do it by taste. The recipe I gave above can be adjusted any way you like it. I usually make them more spicy than I noted above.
    Now I have a hankering for a bloody!

    1. Here's the 'classic' style Bloody Mary:
      1 1/2 ounces vodka
      1/2 to 3/4 cup tomato juice
      2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
      Worcestershire sauce to taste
      Tabasco to taste
      1 celery stick for garnish
      1 lemon wedge for garnish

      I add celery salt and a crack of fresh pepper. My DH adds horseradish. I garnish with a spear of full sour dill pickle. Up here in Canada, you're more likely to get a Caesar than Bloody Mary - substitute Clamato juice for the tomato juice, substitute lime for lemon, serve in a glass rimmed with celery salt.


      1. Take a 12 oz glass and add 5 ice cubes.
        Add 2oz vodka (Absolut preferred)
        5 shakes of tabasco or hot sausce
        5 shakes of worcestershire sauce
        1 Tblsp of dill pickle juice
        Fill the balance of the glass with Clamato Juice.
        Garnish with Seville Spanish olives stuffed with blue cheese, and one pickle spear.

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        1. re: Phoebe

          Ooh, the idea of dill pickle juice actually sounds really good. I'd never thought of that before, and I'm a huge bloody mary fan.

        2. We use V8 and Absolut Vodka. Put in a large glass: ice, vodka, celery salt, Worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, Roses Lime Juice and fill with V8. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

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          1. re: ginnyhw

            If you haven't tried the smoked chipotle tabasco, you need to. Makes the drink.

          2. My Spicy 'Bloody Shrimpwreck' Cocktail

            Ah...The Bloody Mary. It has been my experience that people either like or, don't. For those who do, I've taken the traditional Bloody Mary, and blown it completely out of the water, well so to speak. And just how do you do that? Use Picante Calamto Tomato Cocktail as the mixer, add a skewer of shrimps, a very healthy squeeze of the juice of a fresh lime, finely crushed dried red chili pepper, and of course, don't forget the Worcestershire sauce, that's how.

            What you'll need...

            Tall tumbler style glass
            Bamboo skewer
            Shot glass or jigger
            Stir Stick or spoon
            Picante Clamato Tomato Cocktail Juice as 'mixer'
            About 9 (+ or -) cooked medium sized shrimps
            Celery, rinsed leafy stalks
            Dried finely crushed red chili pepper
            One Lime
            Worcestershire sauce
            Fresh milled peppercorns

            To a freezer frosted tall and large tumbler glass add two sinewy leafy stalks of celery. Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 of a large lime. Put about 9 shrimps on a skewer and place in glass along with the celery. Add ice. Add two very healthy jiggers of vodka. Fill remainder of glass with 'mixer' leaving just enough room to garnish with two wedges of a lime and 2 to 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Now shake on some of the dried crushed red chili and add some fresh milled black pepper. Stir, add straw and enjoy. (Click on photo to see full size.)