How To: Build Your Own Classic Bloody Mary


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How To: Build Your Own Classic Bloody Mary The Bloody Mary has seen a real renaissance in the past few years. A staple of the classic brunch, the Bloody Mary gained popularity as more and more people have decided that a Saturday or Sunday morning is best spent with eggs, bacon and vodka. Not only do I agree that this is the best possible way to spend any and all weekend mornings, I insist that more often than not, you make it your duty to do brunch at home instead of a restaurant. And what does that mean, my friends? For one thing, there’s no tipping required. And yes, you’ll have to mix up your own Bloody Marys.

If you thought your neighborhood brunch spot was the only place that could provide you with this sustenance, you are only slightly mistaken. Most restaurants may have a signature recipe, but you can have one too! The beauty of the Bloody Mary is that everyone likes it a different way—spicier, heavy on the horseradish or the worcestershire, etc. No matter what, there IS a way to achieve Bloody Mary greatness in your own home. When your friends start to suggest that you host brunch every weekend, rather than joining the brunching throngs in a restaurant, you’ll know the mission has been accomplished.

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  • Snooth User: hefrantz
    120216 6

    How many ounces should the bottle of vodka be?

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM

  • Snooth User: JWW
    123769 3

    missing the most important ingredient, fresh squeezed lime. 1/2 lime per glass.
    cut back on the lemon

    Feb 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

  • Snooth User: TomG
    40947 44

    Do you seriously let the mixture sit at room temperature overnight? Seems like you might get a little more fermentation that you bargained for.

    Feb 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM

  • Ice should go in last or vodka will not blend with mix.

    Mar 01, 2013 at 12:01 PM

  • Snooth User: bigstogie
    249663 1

    Clamato is the ultimate bloody base

    Mar 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

  • Snooth User: toasted
    178369 1

    The V8 that I can find is made from concentrate. Also, seems a little watery compared to some others (Trader Joe's Vegetable Juice, also from concentrate). This may just be a "taste" issue, as with some of the other comments, but I like mine with a little heavier body.

    Mar 16, 2013 at 11:53 PM

  • Every one that has tasted mine loves them. Dollar store veg juice has hearty veg taste. I put ice in a old time coca cola class. Use 100 proof vodka. Since I used to be a bar tender, I pour and just count to 4. Then a sprinkle of garlic powder, a splash of Worcestershire sauce. 2 or 3 drops of Tabasco and top it with Mrs. Dash Table Blend spice. Then since a pringle can lid fits tight on the glass I shake it, pop the lid off add a celery stick and enjoy!

    Mar 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

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