Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Compound Bloody Mary

Since Melinda asked, here it is--the official Bloody Mary that we make here at the compound. Sorry there's no picture (since I'm drinking coffee before work this morning). This version was a favorite at MizBubs' family Thanksgiving in Iowa for several years running. It tastes as good as the outstanding Bloody Mary served up at the Orleans Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. This is derived from a recipe by Emeril Lagasse.

Bloody Mary
(serves 10)

8 cups tomato juice (don't use V-8, and try to find a less-salty juice)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 or 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons of Tabasco sauce
10-15 shots of vodka (we usually use Svedka as our house vodka)

Mix all the ingredients together in a big pitcher. Chill for at least a couple of hours, but it works best if you chill it overnight. Pour over crushed ice (but cubed ice works fine) and garnish with pickled okra.

Enjoy!

12 comments:

Mathman6293 said...

I am pouring out my coffee... and finally a use for the okra they trying to push on me here in GA.

DCup said...

MMMMmmm Bloody MMMMMMMary!

Erik Donald France said...

Sounds damned good. But meanwhile, I'm drinking coffee, too.

kirby said...

Sounds to me like a good excuse for brunch.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I am a Grey Goose kinda girl, especially first thing in the morning.

Bubs said...

GKL, Grey Goose is wonderful; so is Belvedere and Ketel One. I also like Absolut and Stolichnaya--so whichever one is on sale at Binny's is the one that ends up in our freezer.

Kirby, it certainly does.

Erik, I hope it's good coffee.

D-Cup...mmmmm is right.

Mathman, make sure it's the spicy pickled okra...not just the slimy boiled kind.

Hannah said...

Mmmmhhmmm. Maybe it's just because I'm only fifteen, but that sounds disgusting. I don't see how any amount of alcohol could make that taste good... But again, maybe that's just me.

Bubs said...

Hannah, would you like it better if I made it with Clamato instead of tomato juice?

SkylersDad said...

You say that serves 10?!?

No more than 3 with the folks I hang out with...

Bubs said...

I should clarify, skylersdad--10 drinks, not 10 drinkers.

That recipe usually does about 4 or 5 of us.

Melinda June said...

Yowza. That is one fine combo...simple, yet subtly complex flavors. I'm all over this on Saturday AM. Cheers!

Mnmom said...

Love bloody marys, even it they are virgin. I like to pour in a little of the juice in the dill pickle jar.