Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Ultimate Bloody Mary

Beach Weekend and Bloody Mary's!

This past weekend, Ryan and I headed down to Bald Head Island for a fun getaway with close friends. For three days we feasted on seafood and drank Corona's. It was a relaxing wonderful long weekend. Since this is just one of the many trips we have planned for July and early August, I have not been in the kitchen much lately. Therefore, I want to share the best Bloody Mary we have ever tasted!

The Ultimate Bloody Mary |

Our friend, Will likes to eat and drink well, so when he brought homemade Bloody Mary mix to share, I had to get the recipe! The entire weekend, everyone raved about the mix, calling it the best "Bloody" they have ever had! I agreed, although I would have to tone down the spice level a bit for my weak pallet! He combined two different recipes and made his own tweaks for The Ultimate Bloody Mary! Cheers!!

The Ultimate Bloody Mary

Adapted from Former Chef and Alton Brown
Yields: 4-6 cocktails

3 tablespoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons pickle brine
2 tablespoons hot sauce (he used Chesapeake Fire w/ a dash of You Can't Handle This)
1 large clove of garlic
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 fresh jalapeño
Juice from 2 lemons
Juice from 2 limes
2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt 
1 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
64 ounces low-sodium V8

Combine all ingredients except V8 and then puree for 3-5 minutes. Pour out (or drink) enough of the V8 to funnel mixture into the bottle. Shake well, chill, add desired amount of vodka and enjoy.

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