A Bloody Mary Recipe

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Some people say the trick to creating a perfect Bloody Mary rests in the type of vodka you use. Well those people clearly have more money than I do. Because even though I'd like to, I can't exactly afford to use Grey Goose whenever I please. Sometimes a girl's only choice is the $10.99 Country Club vodka at Walgreens. So I say the trick to creating a perfect Bloody Mary is all in the garnish. The more the merrier. 

Garnishes I've Had:
Bacon
Jerky
Shrimp
Cheese
Olives
Pickle
Celery
Lemon
Lime 
Peppers
Jalapenos
Pickled Asparagus
Pickled Egg (Only had this once Wisconsin.)
Slice of cold pizza (Served this way at Home Slice.)

Yes, I'm a aware I'm a fat kid. What can I say? I like to think of my Bloody Mary as an appetizer. 

What I actually put in the drink:
Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix 
(I've made Bloody's from scratch before using tomato juice but I realized that's just silly when there's so many amazing mixes available. And because I'm lazy.)
Worcester
Horse Radish
Lime Juice
Tabasco
Olive Juice
Celery Salt
Pepper
Shot of beer

I don't measure anything. It's all to taste. And sometimes I'm more ambitious than others with using all of these ingredients. It usually depends on the hangover. But there you have it, that's just a few things that I like to add to make the "perfect Bloody Mary."

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36 comments:

  1. I could use one of the passport holders!

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  3. Love the passport holder as well!

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  4. Loveeeee bloody Mary's! Not sure how I feel about putting tobacco in though....I've tried Tabasco though and that seems good ;)

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    1. ahhh good catch I'm an idiot! hahaha thank you, fixing now. lol.

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  5. I consider myself a bloody mary connoisseur- however, I got so burnt out on Zing Zang. Oh - you might like this. Bangers and Lace has a meat and potato bloody mary - it's interesting! Comes with jerky.

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  6. Love the bright leather envelopes

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  7. WAIT............................. they sell vodka at your Walgreens? brb moving to Chicago.

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  8. I love the Hampton Travel Totes!

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  9. I love the glasses and camera cases...much cuter than the ugly cheap-o ones I currently use :)

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  10. Oh oh! A new datebook for work, iPad case, new picture frames! Cute stuff!

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  11. ive recently been having a love affair with all things leather, this would be great!

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  12. I am not a bloody Mary fan but these do sound pretty great!

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  13. of course this would be the recipe found on your blog ha!

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  14. Zing Zang is the best! Now I want a Bloody Mary and it's only Monday!!!!

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  15. Zing Zang is my fave! I was out at the beach this weekend and had some of the best Bloodys ever! I'm going to HAVE TO find out which olives they used because not only were they huge and very giving of them when I begged for extra but they were so incredibly yummy!!

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  16. I read the title and yelled "Yessss please!" Clearly, I have bloodys on my mind.

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  17. I don't like bloodys, but I love those totes on graphic image!

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  18. So many good things! I like the jewelry roll and of course the monogrammed planners.

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  19. I saw that photo on Instagram this weekend and we (my two friends and I) drooled over that drink. :)

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  21. I NEED that bloody mary, right now. om nom nom!

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  22. I will have to try your bloody mary mix! Love them in the morning!

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  24. That Bloody Mary looks tasty!!! I now know what I am having for brunch this Saturday!!! That looks amazing!!! I'm a sucker for a good Bloody Mary!!! Excited to try this out!! Thanks for the recipe!!!
    ~Angela
    www.prettyinherpearls.com

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  25. I need it all...in one glass...right now. #sogood #maryme

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  26. Really liking the embossed python iPhone case.
    Thanks for the Bloody Mary tips too, by far my favorite cocktail!

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  27. I really like the crocodile leather coaters. What doesn't need leather coasters?

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  28. Zing Zang is the only way to go!

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