I love a good Bloody Mary with brunch. I feel like I’m drinking something “healthy” LOL. Since it’s the weekend I thought it was a good time to make some Bloody Marys once again.
I first posted this recipe for Bloody Marys back in 2013. You could use a bottle of Bloody Mary mix if you want, but this recipe is my homemade version. I used tomato juice, with some celery salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, etc. I used Absolute Cilantro flavored vodka which I love in Bloody Marys but plain vodka is okay to use.
I love having all sorts of garnishes with my Bloody Mary. To make them extra special today, I wrapped bacon around chopsticks and baked them in the oven for a garnish. It was a nice touch and perfect for any bacon lovers out there! If you’re plant based like me at the moment just leave that out (and use vegan Worcestershire). If you want to get extra fancy try rimming the glass with Old Bay Seasoning. Yummmmm!
- Yield: 1
For the Blood Mary:
4 oz. tomato juice
2 oz. Cilantro flavored Absolute Vodka
several shakes of celery salt and pepper
couple dashes Tabasco sauce
couple dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. horseradish
1/4 lemon, juiced
1 tsp. Cornichons Gherkins pickle juice
Stuffed olives (blue cheese, pimento, whatever you like)
lemon and lime wedge
Cornichons Gherkin pickle
Pickled Dilly Beans
- Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake a bit to combine ingredients. Strain into tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with your favorite garnishes.
*to make a swirled bacon stick, wrap bacon around a chopstick or metal straw and bake in 375 degree oven until bacon is cooked. Remove to paper towel and let cool a bit then remove chopstick/straw. You could also just twist the bacon without a chopstick/straw but it will not be as tight, which is ok.
or….just cook a piece of bacon the regular way and toss it in the drink!