A spicy cocktail to make ahead for a party, to serve with brunch or as a recovery drink for the morning after the party!!! Cheers!
Summer is here FINALLY! You wonder why I’m so happy?? Did you know that on June 26th, in some parts of the Island of Newfoundland, it snowed!!! Yes, you read that right, it snowed!! But god bless us all, it seems like summer is here now….25 degrees and sunny today! Knock on wood…..
So with summmer, a nice cold cocktail is always on the menu. My husband and I love love love Bloody Mary’s! Coming from Newfoundland, we always had Ceasars, which I am not a fan off ~ I remember the first time I had a Bloody Mary was at the lounge in the Newark Airport ~ it was love at first taste. So here is a recipe for Party Pitcher Bloody Mary’s ~ Mix up all the ingredients (except the vodka) and keep them in a pitcher in the refrigerator. When you’re ready, just fill a drink glass with ice, add some vodka, then add your chilled mix, garnish as desired and serve.
These Party Pitcher Bloody Mary’s have quite a zing to them according to my husband and I have to agree. If you like a less spicy cocktail, just cut down on the pickle juice, hot sauce and horseradish or add more to make them super spicy!
I used a 1 oz shot glass to measure my vodka because I’m anal like that and measure everything!!! But you can just eyeball it if you like.
Cheers to sunny days, ice cold beverages, tan lines, and flip flops!
Party Pitcher Bloody Mary's
- 4 cups tomato juice (I used Blue Menu 8 Vegetable juice ~ low sodium)
- 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 4 tsp juice from a bottle of pickled jalapeno slices
- 1 TBSP worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp hot pepper sauce (I used Tabasco)
- 1/4 tsp celelery salt
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 2 tsp creamy horseradish
- 1 cup vodka (I used Titos)
Optional garnishes on a skewer ~ diced spicy cheese, slice of bacon, celery stick, lime wedges, jalapeno slices
Mix tomato juice, lime juice, pickle juice, worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, celery salt, pepper and horseradish in a pitcher. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Put in refrigerator to chill. When ready to serve, fill a drink glass with ice, add shot glass of vodka, add cocktail mix. Stir, garnish as desired and serve.
Note: This is nice and spicy ~ cut down on pickle juice, hot sauce and horseradish if you prefer a less spicy cocktail. You can easily double this recipe to make 8 servings ~ just double all ingredients 🙂 You can also switch out the vodka for tequila to make a Bloody Maria instead of a Bloody Mary! Cheers!
Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD
original recipe from Taste of Home