Best Bloody Mary

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Jennifer Scott

By
@jojelela

During my bartending days, my co-tender and I would have drink competitions during the slow night (woe or joy to the few patrons who were our guinea pigs!). I won the Bloody Mary competition every time. ;)

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Bloody Mary's and brunch go together like peas and carrots. This one has a little kick thanks to the horseradish and hot sauce. There is a little saltiness from pickle juice. If you've never had a splash of beer in a Bloody Mary, it's amazing. The beer adds a little bit of balance to all the flavors. This is a recipe you can play with and make your own... add more vodka, beer or tomato juice to your liking. The basic flavor comes from the first mixture with the horseradish. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
1
Prep:
5 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • dash(es)
    fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    horseradish
  • 3-4 dash(es)
    hot sauce (I prefer Crystal and Louisiana)
  • 2 tsp
    dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 oz
    Absolut vodka (not flavored)
  • ·
    V-8 original (no other brand makes it as good, don't sub for generic or Campbell's or tomato juice)
  • ·
    splash of beer

How to Make Best Bloody Mary

Step-by-Step

  1. In the bottom of a glass, combine pepper, horseradish, hot sauce, and pickle juice.
  2. Mix well until horseradish is almost smooth (you could use a mortar and pestle, but if you don't have one, just stir fast and for at least a minute).
  3. Pour Absolut over (if you're making these in advance if you let the mixture sit in the fridge for half an hour or so it turns out even better).
  4. Fill glass 3/4 with cubed ice and fill to 1" below the rim with V-8.
  5. MOST IMPORTANT STEP - SHAKE WELL! Stirring doesn't cut it. If you don't shake it, you'll get clumps of horseradish. If you don't have a shaker, pour back and forth between two glasses at least 5-6 times. The more the better.
  6. The finale - fill the final inch of the glass with a splash of beer, the darker the better!
  7. Serve in a glass with a salted rim (Kosher salt can sub for margarita salt), pickle spear, and celery.

Printable Recipe Card

About Best Bloody Mary

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American



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