Nothing says Happy New Year quite like a refreshing Bloody Mary on New Year’s morning. Not only are they delicious, but if you just happen to wake up with a slight headache, this may help.
Of course, an excellent tomato juice is the key to a good Bloody Mary. It is important to find a good quality juice. The Italian section of your local grocer is a great place to find one.
We prefer Tito’s vodka but since there are many gluten free vodkas made from potato, corn, as well as grapes, so choose your favorite.
You can always adjust the hot sauce and horseradish to your taste, adding more or less depending on the amount of heat you like. I recommend at least a little horseradish together with the hot sauce for the flavor that it adds to the drink.
Not only are Bloody Marys delicious, but it is just amazing what people garnish their drinks with. I have seen everything under the sun stuffed onto the rim of the glass for a garnish. I love a lot of garnishes and try to use as many as possible. We set up a Bloody Mary bar every year at our annual fishing derby.
Here are some of the garnishes we put out:
- string cheese
- pickled asparagus
- dilly beans
- pearl onions
- grape tomatoes
This recipe is equally great with or without the vodka. As a matter of fact, I usually enjoy my drink without alcohol. Delicious with or without alcohol or garnishes, by all means make yours to be uniquely your own.
Of course, please always drink responsibly and please, please, please never drink and drive!
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