Mix up brunch with one of these Bloody Mary variations. From vodka to bourbon, this savory cocktail stands up. Try it with one of these popular twists.
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Brunch wouldn’t be the same without the Bloody Mary. Many love this savory vodka cocktail as a newfangled “hangover cure,” but the origins of the Bloody Mary actually date back to the pre-prohibition era. It was invented in Paris at Harry’s New York Bar in the 1920s.
These days, this tomato drink — which is known for having a base spirit of vodka — is often mixed up with other spirits, new flavors and crazy garnishes.
Even More Bloody Mary Variations
Bloody Pirate: Mix it up with spiced rum.
Bloody Bull: Add beef broth into the mix.
Bloody Scotsman: Scotch instead of vodka.
Bloody Molly: Replace the vodka with Irish Whiskey.
Old Bay Bloody Mary: Add Old Bay Seasoning to the original recipe.
Bloody Mary foods
And if that’s not enough Bloody Marys for you, try it in your food! The savory flavors of a Bloody Mary lend themselves well to appetizers and main dishes especially.
Here are a few ideas:
- Bloody Mary Salsa
- Bloody Mary Chili
- Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
- Bloody Mary Popsicles
- Bloody Mary Bruschetta
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- 46 ounces tomato juice
- 1/4 cup horseradish
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
- 2 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce, to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Decant into a pitcher or bottle. Store in the fridge until ready to use. Stir or shake well before using.
- If rimming glasses with salt, rub a lemon wedge around the outer edge of the glass. Place the rim salt on a small plate and roll the glass in the salt.
- Fill tall glasses with ice.
- If adding vodka or tequila, add 2 ounces of alcohol to the glass.
- Top with Bloody Mary mix.
- Garnish with a leafy celery rib, a wooden skewer of olives, bacon and/or a lemon wedge.
This Bloody Mary mix will keep in the fridge for about 1 week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g