Nothing says Happy New Year like a refreshing, nutritious Bloody Mary on New Year’s morning and if you happen to have a slight headache, this may help.
Tomato juice is key to a good Bloody Mary, try to find a good quality juice in the Italian section of your local grocer and see if they have a quality brand.
Tito’s vodka is made from potatoes, so if you are worried abut gluten, Tito’s is a brand you can use safely.
You can adjust the hot sauce to your taste, add more or less depending in the amount of heat you like. The same goes for the horseradish. I recommend at least a little horseradish for the flavor it adds to the drink, but it can be adjusted according to your taste as well.
For garnish I have seen everything under the sun stuffed onto the rim of the glass, and have been guilty of the same. We do a bloody Mary bar every year at our annual fishing derby and here are some of the garnishes we put out:
- string cheese
- pickled asparagus
- dilly beans
- pearl onions
- grape tomatoes
This recipe is great with or without the vodka. I generally make mine virgin but that is entirely up to you.
Please drink responsibly and please, please, please never drink and drive!