I am owning this long weekend. It’s like all of a sudden I decided to have a social life. Imagine that!! A couple BBQs, a birthday party, a baseball game. I even made time for exercise! Let’s put a bow on it, shall we? After all, it’s still the weekend, right? While I’m typically more restrained in my bloody mary approach, there’s nothing wrong with going a little bonkers now and then. Here’s what happens when a few diabolical minds (Erica, Karen and I) get together and do a little day drinking.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary // HonestlyYUM

Start by gathering all your ingredients and garnishes. This will help speed up the drink-making process. Remember to cook your crab legs and shrimp if you aren’t buying them pre-cooked. Also cook the bacon, and grate some fresh horseradish.

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Add all of the cocktail ingredients to your shaker, fill with ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Pour the entire contents of the shaker into a black lava salt-rimmed pint glass.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary // HonestlyYUM

Now for the fun part – start adding the garnishes!!

The Ultimate Bloody Mary // HonestlyYUM

Feel free to add or subtract any of the garnishes to adhere to your taste.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary // HonestlyYUM

And there you have it . . . the ultimate bloody mary!

The Ultimate Bloody Mary // HonestlyYUM

The Ultimate Bloody Mary

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz tomato puree
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 big dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated horseradish
  • 3 dashes Tabasco
  • 2 pinches celery salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Garnishes:

  • crab leg (cooked)
  • whole shrimp (cooked)
  • bacon
  • celery stick
  • lemon wedge
  • pickled green beans (preferably spicy)
  • caper berries
  • cherry tomatoes
  • mini sweet peppers (fresh)
  • cornichons
  • black lava salt for the rim

Directions:

  • Add all of the cocktail ingredients into your shaker.
  • Fill with ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  • Pour the entire contents of the shaker into a black lava salt-rimmed pint glass.
  • Add as many of the garnishes as humanly possible.

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