April 17, 2011

Bloody Mary

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I love tomato juice but never had tried a Bloody Mary.  The name just turned me off from the drink.  However, on one of our trips back home we visited my friend Renee while she was bar-tendering and I actually tried a little bit - and realized it was really good!

I decided that I would try to make it at home.  I found a recipe on allrecipes.com that looked similar to what I watched Renee make - however there was no horseradish in this recipe.  I'm not sure how the horseradish comes about in the recipe because when I looked traditional recipes up, none mentioned it.  I love the addition though - mostly because I love a kick!

Did Grumpy like it?  Well, Grumpy didn't drink it and he wouldn't even if he had been around when I made it!  He has his mind set on certain things that he is totally unwilling to try - and this drink would be one of them.  So I made it to try when he wasn't here!  ;)

Bloody Mary
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com Classic Bloody Mary


  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1.5 fluid ounce Grey Goose Vodka (or your favorite brand)
  • 3/4 cup V-8 Low Sodium Tomato Juice
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 dash Red  Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a cocktail mixer.  Cover and shake well.  Pour into drink glass and garnish with celery stick and lemon wedge....enjoy!


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

A Bloody Mary is my favorite drink for brunch. I sometimes make them with V-8 juice, too. Need to get your veggies, right?

Katrina said...

I would try a Virgin Bloody Mary someday (since I don't drink). ;) My husband LOVES tomato juice (v-8), so he'd probably love this, too.

teresa said...

this looks so refreshing!

cajunlicious said...

Yum, one of my favorites! Just found your blog and am a new follower!
- Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

Linda said...

Love Bloody Marys! Although we don't have them very often. We make ours with a spicy tomato juice. Gives it an extra kick!

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