The Perfect Bloody Mary, this will be your go-to, family and friends favorite Bloody Mary recipe! An easy Bloody Mary recipe that’s always a hit! Perfect for brunch on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter or any Holiday celebration! The perfect pick me up cocktail! Wait till you see what my secret ingredient is to a perfect Bloody Mary! You will be hooked!
My favorite Bloody Mary with my secret ingredient that puts it over the top!
Let me set the record straight! My Mom is a hilarious, witty, and extremely serious about her Bloody Mary’s! So you can imagine, I learned from the best! Today, you are in for a treat with this epic Bloody Mary recipe, yes my friends, epic!
You are about to learn How to Make “The Perfect Bloody Mary”!
Welcome to 2017! I thought it would be fitting to start the year with my Mom’s delicious recipe for How To Make The Perfect Bloody Mary recipe! Although my Mom’s are amazing, I always put a little spin on recipes to make them my own!
After much experimenting, I can’t wait for you all to try my spin on Mom’s Bloody Mary recipe! The secret is adding a hit of olive juice and guess what else, A-1 sauce! Oh my, what an amazing Bloody Mary you will enjoy! Just a little slice of heaven!
These are always a hit at celebrations! Perfect for the New Years Day brunch my family is celebrating! What I love is that I can prepare a larger amount of this Perfect Bloody Mary Recipe the night before your party. Let the mix chill in the fridge! One less thing to worry about!
FAQs about the Bloody Mary:
Where did the Bloody Mary cocktail originate?
There was a drink called “The Red Snapper” in the early 1930’s. A bartender named Petriot at the St. Regis Hotel added Tabasco Sauce to the drink and it eventually was called “Bloody Mary”. An interesting read on the Bloody Mary is in this Esquire article!
What is the difference between a Bloody Mary and a Caesar?
The main difference between these two cocktails is the juice. A Bloody Mary uses tomato juice and a Caesar uses Clamato juice, which is a tomato/clam juice.
Is the Michelada cocktail the same drink as Bloody Mary’s?
No, but remind me to share that recipe with you all! yum! A Michelada has the addition of beer and some different spices.
How long can Homemade Bloody Mary Mix be kept in the fridge?
Well, to be honest, this has never been an issue for mi Familia! teehee! However, the bloody mary mix can be kept in the fridge well covered about 2 – 3 weeks. Let me know who doesn’t drink them and can keep them in the fridge that long, impressive!
What are the best toppings for a Perfect Bloody Mary?
Endless possibilities, here are some favorites of the family:
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Tools You May Need to Make A Perfect Bloody Mary:
- Cocktail Shaker Bartender Kit: This is a great shaker kit. It has everything you need to make great cocktails!
- Cocktail Glasses: JoyJolt makes amazing cocktail glasses and these are favorites of mine!
How to Make A Perfect Bloody Mary?
- First, prep the glass by combining celery salt and Kosher Salt on a plate.
- Rub lime juice on the rim of the glass.
- Roll the rim of the glass in the celery salt mixture and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the spicy V-8 juice, vodka, horseradish, olive juice, lime juice, A-1 sauce, celery salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and ice cubes. Shake well!
- Pour into the prepared cocktail glass.
- Garnish with your favorites and enjoy!
This is the perfect blend of spices! I can’t get enough horseradish and hot sauce in mine! These Bloody Mary’s are made with low-sodium V-8 juice! I hope you all enjoy your National Bloody Mary Day and kick-start your New Year with these Bloody Mary’s!
Having a Brunch, these are some great additions I hope you try:
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How To Make The Perfect Bloody Mary
Do you want the most delicious Bloody Mary! Well, here you have it! This is such a crowd pleaser! The secret ingredient puts this over the top! These are awesome at any Holiday Brunch or family gathering! Great for a New Year's Day or Mother's Day celebration!
- 8 ounces Spicy Hot V-8 juice regular V-8 juice can be used
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1 teaspoon horseradish
- 1 teaspoon olive juice
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon A-1 Sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 4 dashes hot sauce
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- pepper, to taste
- Ice cubes
To Garnish the Glass
- 1 lime wedge
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
To garnish the drink
- celery stick
- green olives
To prepare the glass, on a small plate, combine the celery salt and Kosher salt.
Use the lime wedge to moisten the glass rim. Then roll the rim in the salt combination. Set glass aside to make your Bloody Mary cocktail.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the spicy V-8 juice, vodka, horseradish, olive juice, lime juice, A-1 sauce, celery salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and ice cubes.
Put shaker top on and shake about Worcestershire times to combine ingredients.
Pour into glass and garnish with the celery stack, olives, and any other garnish you choose
Note1: The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
Note2: If I make this ahead of time for a party, I quadruple the recipe. I omit ice cubes and make in a pitcher and keep in the refrigerator until time to serve.
Note 3: We love a Spicy Bloody Mary, adjust spices according to your spice preference!
- Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.
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