The Best Bloody Mary

I will spare you the details - this my friend, Judy & her husband, Ed want to use this as one of the mixed drinks for their shindig - they tried it and loved it and even though it seems like a lot of work - they say it is worth it. Bon Appetit Magazine, September 2009 Edition. "The Bloody Mary, to quote cocktail guru Dale DeGroff, is like "backyard barbecue: Everyone thinks his is the best." We just might be able to settle that debate. At Holeman and Finch Public House in Atlanta, co-owners and bartenders Greg Best and Andrew Minchow serve the definitive artisanal Bloody Mary using surprise ingredients." Cooling & chilling times have already been included.

Ready In:
11hrs
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ingredients

directions

  • Place first 6 ingredients in large pot.
  • Add enough water just to cover (about 6 cups).
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until vegetables are very soft, about 50 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf; add 1 tablespoon coarse salt and lemon juice; cool slightly.
  • Working in batches, puree vegetable mixture in blender until smooth.
  • Add enough water, if needed, to measure 8 cups.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Grind celery seeds with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt in mortar with pestle or in spice grinder.
  • Add celery-seed salt, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, horseradish, black pepper, hot chili sauce, and Guinness, if desired, to vegetable puree.
  • Cover and chill Bloody Mary mix overnight.
  • Stir Bloody Mary mix and vodka or gin in large pitcher.
  • Fill tall glasses with ice.
  • Divide Bloody Mary among glasses.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and pickled vegetables.
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"I will spare you the details - this my friend, Judy & her husband, Ed want to use this as one of the mixed drinks for their shindig - they tried it and loved it and even though it seems like a lot of work - they say it is worth it. Bon Appetit Magazine, September 2009 Edition. "The Bloody Mary, to quote cocktail guru Dale DeGroff, is like "backyard barbecue: Everyone thinks his is the best." We just might be able to settle that debate. At Holeman and Finch Public House in Atlanta, co-owners and bartenders Greg Best and Andrew Minchow serve the definitive artisanal Bloody Mary using surprise ingredients." Cooling & chilling times have already been included."
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  1. pamela t.
    Yes, this is the best! The only thing I would do is add a hot Slim Jim as a stirrer. Men love the "meat" in the Bloody Mary. 5 stars
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  2. Manami
    I will spare you the details - this my friend, Judy & her husband, Ed want to use this as one of the mixed drinks for their shindig - they tried it and loved it and even though it seems like a lot of work - they say it is worth it. Bon Appetit Magazine, September 2009 Edition. "The Bloody Mary, to quote cocktail guru Dale DeGroff, is like "backyard barbecue: Everyone thinks his is the best." We just might be able to settle that debate. At Holeman and Finch Public House in Atlanta, co-owners and bartenders Greg Best and Andrew Minchow serve the definitive artisanal Bloody Mary using surprise ingredients." Cooling & chilling times have already been included.
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