I realize you can drink Bloody Marys at any time during the year, but I’m of the belief that they taste that much better on a football Saturday morning.
I don’t really have a set recipe for a bloody mary. No one has ever accused me of being a bar tender, that’s for sure. I do have a general formula though.
Game Day Bloody Mary
– Spicy Hot V8
– lemon juice
– Worchestershire sauce
– Crystal hot sauce
– Spicy pickled okra, celery, shrimp, olives, etc.
Fill your cup with ice.
Fill your cup 1/3 of the way full with vodka.
Bonus points if you have infused your vodka with peppers or peppercorns ahead of time.
Pour in a can of Spicy V8.
Add a few shakes of hot sauce.
Add a dash of worchestershire.
Toss in a squeeze of lemon juice. Or lime juice. Whatever you’ve got on hand.
Garnish with Spicy Pickled Okra. Or celery. Or olives. Or whatever. I like my Bloody to be a small, alcoholic meal in a cup.
I really love the Spicy V8, but you can use regular V8 juice too. I prefer either over plain tomato juice, and all of the above over Bloody Mary Mixes.
You *almost* feel healthy drinking this. A whole serving of vegetables!!
That doesn’t even include the okra I’m eating!
Cheers, and Go Gata.