The Ultimate Bloody Mary

May 26, 2014
Drinks,Recipes

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.

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Garnishes // HonestlyYUM

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.

(images by HonestlyYUM)

Conversation

This looks soooo delicious. I looove a good Blood Mary. I’m going on vacation soon and will be trying it then. Where do you find the black lava salt?

Thanks!

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.

Wow! Certainly this is the best Bloody Mary that I’ve ever … seen 🙂 The presentation is totally fabulous! Actually I’ve taken pic of the one recently too. And I’ve known yet it’s hard, it’s so hard to get interesting presentation of Bloody Mary. But you are genius!

This seriously is THE ultimate, indeed! Wow, looks so good! pinned

Super awesome! This is a work of art not just a drink

Oh my gosh, this looks amazing. I fully expected to see a cheeseburger in that glass somewhere. Truly beautiful photos, and yes please…I’ll take 3!

Really gorgeous photos!! And you’ve reminded me that I haven’t had a bloody mary in AGES! I need to get myself to a brunch STAT.

Haha…good!! Totally same with me! When we discussed this cocktail, I realized I hadn’t had a bloody mary in ages either. It’s one of those things that I never usually make at home, just when out at brunch. Had to do something about that 😉

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