I finally realized that there is more than one Bloody Mary. !
The Perfect Bloody Mary
2 ounces vodka
Freshly squeezed tomato juice, 4 oz.
1 Lime Wedge
Two dashes of Tabasco sauce
Prepared horseradish, 2 tsp
Two dashes of Worcestershire sauce
Add more celery salt to the rim of the glass.
1 pinch ground black pepper
Smoked paprika, one pinch
For garnish, celery stalks, and lime wedges
Additions like green olives and asparagus
Pour celery salt on a small platter. Wet the rim with a lime or lemon wedge, then dip the glass into the celery salt. Fill the glass halfway with ice, and then set it aside.
These Bloody Marys were made in October when my tomatoes had been perfect. I used a grater to remove the seeds from the tomatoes and then blended the juice.
Squeeze the lime and lemon wedges into a cocktail-shaking glass and add them. Fill the shaker up with ice and add the rest of the ingredients.
Pour the glass into a shaker and gently strain.
Garnish the dish with a celery sprig, a wedge of lime, or any other garnish you desire.
I do not like wet bacon, so it has never been my first choice for a garnish!!
I wouldn’t say I like celery salt either, and I didn’t want to use it alone. So I made a Bloody Mary mix. I hope I didn’t violate any rules!
What do I think of this Bloody Mary, then? It was a bit “rich” for my taste, but I was surprised. I then bought tomato juice and followed the recipe. I still thought it could have been better.
Then, I followed the recipe exactly as above, but instead of using tomato juice, I used a Bloody Mary mixture. It was perfect for me. What does this mean? What does that mean?
So I’ll stick to Bloody Mary Mix. Sometimes I buy a whole case of Mr. and Mrs. T 5.5-ounce cans. You can use each can to make one Bloody Mary. This way, you will only use a large mix bottle if it gets stable.