National Bloody Mary Day

While the Bloody Mary is typically consumed by mid-afternoon, enjoy one any time you like! Let our recipe get you started.

Bloody Mahhhvelous Mary
A classic Bloody Mary is a combo of vodka, double that amount of tomato juice, some prepared horseradish, tabasco, Worcestershire, salt & pepper… all shaken together, served over ice, and garnished with a celery rib and perhaps a wedge of lemon or lime. But personalizing one is both fun and fabulous… and makes your Mary Mahhhvelous!.

2 oz vodka
4 oz tomato juice, V-8 veggie cocktail, or Clamato juice
1 tsp – 1 T prepared horseradish
½ – 1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
1-5 dashes Tabasco (or other favorite hot pepper sauce)
Salt & pepper, to suit your taste
Combine in a shaker; shake gently. Then pour in a tall glass over ice and garnish as desired.

KISS Tips: Consider rimming your glass before making the drinks. Celery salt on a small plate will do just fine, or combine celery salt with dillweed or Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere’s) or Old Bay seafood seasoning. Simply squeeze the juice from a lime or lemon wedge directly onto the rim of your glass and you move the citrus wedge around the circumference of the glass. Then invert the glass and roll through your desired seasoning mix. Then fill with ice and set aside, ready to fill. With your garnishes, you can go Super Simple with a celery rib, or add a combination of items to suit you. Consider skewered, filled olives, or a dill pickle spear and a citrus wedge, or 2 chilled shrimp and a sprig of parsley, or a lobster tail, and/or a crispy peppered bacon strip. You can also switch up the vodka. Make your Mary with gin for a Red Snapper Mary or with tequila for a Bloody Maria.


About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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