Nothing says Happy New Year like a refreshing, vegetarian Bloody Mary on New Year’s morning. And if you happen to wake up with a slight headache, this drink just might do the trick.
A great quality tomato juice is the key to a delicious Bloody Mary. You can usually find a quality tomato juice in the Italian section of your local grocer.
Tito’s vodka is made from potatoes, so if you are worried about gluten, Tito’s is a brand you can use safely.
Adjust the hot sauce to your taste, adding more or less depending in the amount of heat you like. The same goes for the horseradish. I recommend at least a little horseradish for the flavor it adds to the drink, but it can be adjusted according to your taste as well.
For garnish I have seen everything under the sun stuffed onto the rim of the glass, and have been guilty of the same. We do a Bloody Mary bar every year at our annual fishing derby and here are some of the garnishes we put out:
- string cheese
- pickled asparagus
- dilly beans
- pearl onions
- grape tomatoes
This recipe is great with or without the vodka. I generally make mine virgin, but that is entirely up to you.
Please drink responsibly and please, please, please never drink and drive!