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foreverfoodie79 May 8, 2009 06:43 AM

anyone has a favorite recipe?

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    deangold May 8, 2009 06:54 AM

    1 cup Tomato Juice
    Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed 1/2 lemon or to taste
    Lime juice freshly squeezed 1 lime or to taste
    a pinch of celery salt
    3-4 grindings of fresh black pepper
    a dash of Lea & Perrins
    Tabasco to taste

    Combine, let sit for an hour or two. Pour a shot of Hangar One into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with the bloody mix. I like a little more mix than vodka. A salt rim is optional, I love a salt rim with a lime zest salt. Garnish with a celery stalk, a cut of lemon & a cut of lime.


    this is a tart mix which I love. You can cut or add more citrus juice.

    If you have a juicer, take canned Italian or domestic peeled tomatoes and run them thru the juicer instead of the tomato juice. You need a juicer that will take out the skins and seeds but let some of the pulp thru. You can use a hand cranked mouli etc with the fine screen installed. Do not use a blender or food processor.

    In season, just save up your juice as you slice or chop tomatoes for a Caprese, panzanella or checca and use that.

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    1. re: deangold
      deangold May 8, 2009 03:37 PM

      BTW make that celery seed, not celery salt.

      1. re: deangold
        TooLooseLaTrek May 27, 2009 12:14 PM

        I think you were right the first time with celery salt.

    2. kchurchill5 May 27, 2009 12:36 PM

      Mine is pretty generic, but I still stick with this

      10 oz good tomato juice, I like Clamato or you can also use V8 too which is good flavor
      3 oz vodka. I prefer the Absolute Pepper vodka, but any good vodka will work
      1/2 teaspoon horseradish sauce or to your taste
      1/2 lemon juiced
      1 dash worcestershire and a dash of hot sauce
      Celery salt

      Garnish the rim by rubbing the lemon over it and dipping in celery salt, then garnish with a small whole jalapeno and fresh celery ribs

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        craigasaurus May 27, 2009 12:51 PM

        substitute a flavorful, spicy clear spirit such as aquavit, gin, or good blanco tequila instead of flavor-neutral vodka. Add a few dashes of celery bitters, if you can find 'em. Sacramento brand tomato juice is the best canned variety.

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        1. re: craigasaurus
          texascarl May 30, 2009 01:16 PM

          Agreed. I like caraway Akvavit + Zingzang + celery seed.

        2. r
          roro1831 May 28, 2009 10:10 AM

          Three Olives Tomato Vodka and top off with the mix of your choice.

          I did run across a recipe in a magazine a few weeks ago that muddled tomatoes as the base, it looked interesting. When the tomatoes are in season here I may have to try that one.

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          1. re: roro1831
            craigasaurus May 29, 2009 08:21 AM

            Muddling tomatoes seems like a terrible idea. First off, they don't contain any essential oils that would be released through muddling as, say, mint or citrus. I'd think that tomato skins are too thin to really release any flavors that you couldn't get through juicing. Plus if you don't strain out all the pulp and seeds, you'll never be able to drink this. Best to use good canned juice (not a mix) or juice your own. Also, tomato-flavored vodka isn't going to add anything. Better off finding a spice-infused vodka, or better yet, a less boring spirit (gin, aquavit, etc.) in order to get a balance of sweet and spicy flavors. You don't want a one-dimensional drink here...

            1. re: craigasaurus
              roro1831 May 29, 2009 08:47 AM

              I never said the tomato flavored vodka added anything, it just makes a good bloody mary IMHO, I spice them up plenty with tabasco, lea and perrins, pepper, horseradish and spiced beans and okra

              1. re: roro1831
                TroyTempest Oct 10, 2011 07:24 AM

                ok, if it doesn't add anything why pay extra for it?

                My favorite Bloody Mary is pretty simple:
                Vodka or Gin (i've been using Gin lately because it is around the house, but after adding the Tomato juice and seasonings i really can't tell it is gin, and to beat this dead horse once again, if i can't tell it is gin, i know you can't tell Smirnoff from Grey goose, Belvedere or what ever the designer vodka of the month is)
                tomato Juice or V8
                juice or half a key lime (or equivalent amount)
                good shake of tabasco
                about a teaspoon of Lea and Perrins.

                No horseradish, veggies, herbs, etc. I like to drink a drink not gazpacho or cocktail sauce with vodka. no offense to all you who do.

                In a surly mood,

                1. re: TroyTempest
                  roro1831 Oct 11, 2011 01:47 PM

                  I like it because I can add more vodka and get drunk without it messing with the taste. lol

                  1. re: roro1831
                    TroyTempest Oct 11, 2011 05:44 PM

                    I can not argue with that

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            swamp Jun 2, 2009 01:28 PM

            I find this recipe to make a very good Bloody Mary. I think it originally came from the Reata Restaurants.

            1 quart tomato juice
            6 ounces Worcestershire Sauce
            1 ounce lemon juice ( I prefer lime juice)
            1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
            1 Tablespoon cracked pepper
            2 Tablespoons Tabasco ( I prefer Crystal Brand hot sauce if you can find it)
            1 teaspoon dried dill or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh
            1/4 cup fresh grated horseradish (For ease I use jarred prepared)

            Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for 1 minute. Use 5 ounces mix to 2 ounces good quality Vodka. The original recipe calls for a jalapeno garnish but I prefer to use pickled okra.

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              Bobfrmia Jun 2, 2009 09:08 PM

              I like Snappy Tom tomato juice with green chilis. I use Lea&Perrins, Louisiana brand hot sauce,tabasco, beef concentrate, olive juice, garlic powder, fresh ground black pepper, horseradish, a small dash of soy sauce, and once in a while, a 1/4 teaspoon of chili grlic sauce. These are all things that I found suggested on various chowhound post. I keep combining them until I have the ultimate Bloody Mary. And I'm very close. Oh yes, very close.

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