Emeril's Bloody Mary Mix

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
10 min
2 hr

about 1 quart mix

  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Premium vodka
  • Small jar pickled green beans
  • Small jar pickled okra

In a blender combine the tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot sauce and process until smooth. Transfer to a nonreactive container and add salt and black pepper, to taste. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

When ready to serve, fill each glass with ice.

Add 1 ounce of vodka to each glass, then fill the glass with the bloody mary mix. Stir well, and garnish each glass with a pickled green bean and a pickled okra.

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    New Orleansness in a glass. Add grated onion and celery (from Ina Garten), maybe radish to taste if you want to experiment. This recipe is great just as it is.
    DELISH!! I used pepper V8 juice but other than that I followed the recipe to a T... These were so so good!! The only problem is that I should of doubled the recipe as it only made 4 drinks and we were left wanting more... Will for sure make again
    It was pretty bland to us when made as directed (with V8 low sodium like the others suggested). I had to add a lot more horseradish, worcestershire, and hot sauce. I DID use my vitamix and it made it a nice consistency. Also, the amount of citrus juice made it a little too tangy for me. But once I tweaked it, it was a BIG HIT!
    Excellent and Easy! First time followed recipe exactly and loved it but thought there was slightly too much garlic so reduced to 1/2 tsp second time. Third time I used a few dashes of garlic powder instead of minced garlic and didn't bother with the blender, just stirred well and refrigerated over night. Still perfect!
    This recipe was a hit at my daughter's birthday brunch!!!
    Perfect amount of spice... Served to guests and everyone raved about the great taste.
    I've used this recipe many times over the years. It is always a big hit. I can't even think about using the pre-mades anymore. They all pale in comparison. I kick it up by using a bit more horseradish as I love a good thick mix. I also always try to make this the night before. As with any tomato recipe, having the spices set-up overnight really makes a difference.
    This was a pretty good homeade mix. I have made my own for years! Recently I started to by a pre-made mix...I know, they all usually need a lot of help. However there is a new mix out called Irish Dog Blooy Mary Mix. If you don't feel like concocting your own, I suggest trying it.
    Tasty! Not too spicy, great layers of flavors with the lime and lemon juice. Yum!
    I have made this several times and it's always a big hit. Try using a several different hot sauces...tobasco, sarache and an asian...it gives the mix flavor and heat. Also, I always start with V8 (low sodium if you like) as it's a great place to start with all those extra flavors.
    I use low-sodium tomato juice and always double the recipe because it keeps in the fridge for a good long time. I substitute celery salt for most of the plain salt. I've tried it both ways and prefer the subtle addtion of cerlery salt that I think puts it over the top. Great as a drink, of course, but perfect for an oyster shooter.
    This recipe was the highlight of a recent brunch I hosted. I prepared the mix the night before(I used V8), so all I had to do was set it out in a nice pitcher with a bottle of vodka and the garnishes, which included a bloody mary seasoned rim salt. Many guests had more than one....an excellent recipe.
    This is the best bloody mary I've ever tasted. It is good with or without the vodka. It also makes a nice sauce for shrimp, clams and oysters.
    I hesitated to add the garlic but it was a key ingredient. Great flavor!
    I made this recipe for a New Year's Eve party and everyone was raving about how wonderful it was. Hands down, they all said that it was better than any store bought mix. Instead of garlic though, I used the juice in the bottom of the minced garlic jars. Looking forward to our next Bloody Mary Bar.
    I made this for a bridal shower brunch and it was a huge hit! It is very delicious with just enough hot spice. We have our favorite Bloody Mary restaurants but this beats them all.
    Easy to do as I had all the ingredients on hand! Love the spicy, rich flavor.
    This bloody mary mix was a real crowd pleaser during a recent ski trip to Whistler, BC. It is perfect just as described (don't skip the garlic!) -- I mixed it up the night before and it was great the next morning.
    This recipe was the hit of my Christmas brunch for 60 women. Everyone thought it was the best Bloody Mary they had ever had! Made these the day before. Used the okra and green bean idea with cherry pepper as the topper and extra long frilly toothpick as the stirrer. Very "cute" and festive.
    Definitely let this sit overnight to incorporate the flavors. Quite good with or without the booze!
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