Bloody Mary Mix . . . make ahead and it’s ready for a party!

For a recent brunch, I made Bloody Mary Mix several days ahead and put it in the refrigerator to chill. On the day of the party I mixed with a pitcher of tomato juice and set it out with vodka, gin, ice cubes and accruements, including rimmed glasses. It makes a pretty presentation!

Bloody Mary Mix
This amount of mix is added to 3 cups of tomato juice; double or triple for larger batches.
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon+ Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1.  Mix all ingredients; put in a covered container and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days in advance.
2.  When ready to serve, mix with 3 cups of tomato juice in a large pitcher.
3.  To make the actual Bloody Mary: fill an 8 oz. glass (that has been dipped in Rimming Salt*) with ice, add about 1 oz. of vodka or gin to glass and then fill with seasoned tomato juice. Add a rib of celery or a skewer of veggies (we alternated marinated mushrooms and green olives) and stir.

Rimming Salt -- Mix these ingredients and store in covered container:
1 tablespoon celery salt
2 tablespoons granulated garlic
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons black pepper

Here’s how I rimmed a glass:
Put a small amount of lemon juice in a round plastic container (large enough to just fit the diameter of the glass you plan to salt). Dip top edge of glass into the juice.
Put a small amount of the rimming salt in a similar sized plastic container. Now, dip the glass (that has already been dipped in juice) into the salt mixture.

We served our Bloody Mary's with Spicy Saltines and Oven-Baked Potato Chips.

4 comments:

  1. You are so good at the pics and blogs...I need a lesson!!!
    Tell Betty hello~ Miss you all!!

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    1. Well thanks! Will say "hi" to Betty - she's coming out for dinner tomorrow.

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  2. I have mixed everything together including the vodka a week ago today,and stored in refrigerator.Is it still good? Any advice greatly appreciated

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    1. Should be fine. Flavors should be well blended.

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