Bloody Mary

Total Time:
45 min
15 min
30 min

6 drinks

  • 3 large stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
  • 36 ounces tomato juice (recommended: Sacramento)
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon grated yellow onion
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco), or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Cut the celery in large dice, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until finely minced. In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the ingredients except the vodka. With the food processor running, pour 1/4 of the tomato juice mixture into the food processor through the feed tube. Then pour the contents of the food processor into the pitcher with the remaining tomato juice mixture. Add the vodka and chill. Serve in tall glasses over ice with a stick of celery.

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Oh, man, delicious, Ina! Without the vodka, this is good enough to be a soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As a bloody mary fanatic, I was very excited to make this recipe: I was very disappointed. The horseradish was overwhelming to me and the spices just didn't seem to be right. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I followed the recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super good. Super yummy! I really processed the celery to be superfine, less chunky. I forgot to add the onion, so I added lots of onion powder. Just taste as you go along. I didn't have tabasco. My hot sauce had the word "death" in it so I went a bit easy but, still spicy by my own accord. I added extra worchester sauce and olives on a stick. I sprinkled celery seed on the top of each drink in addition to the celery stalk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I made this and Mimosas for a brunch, and the Mimosas went pretty much untouched once my guests tasted the Bloody Marys. Could have saved myself some Prosecco! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm giving this a five star rating and I haven't made it yet! Always in search of the perfect Bloody Mary has me running to the store for these ingredients. Thank you Ina for sharing your recipes,You are a genius! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is DA BOMB!..... first time I have tried it.... felt like a whole new world opened up.... the days of buying a mix are over.... Nice Job..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making my own for years. Although I don't fully understand her small portions of seasonings I am in love with the idea of food processing the celery and graded onion. It's an amazing addition to a classic Bloody Mary. I use about 1/4 a cup of Worcestershire sauce as well as a few teaspoons of celery salt, pepper, horseradish. Just add and taste add more and taste until you are in love with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these without onion since I don't handle raw onion well. It was pretty bland. Had to add salt and horseradish, but still didn't love it. It was, for us, just ok. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an outstanding recipe for bloodies! The blended celery and chopped onion gives the drink a very fresh flavor. In my mind you always prepare the bloody course of brunch with appropriate "sides" (extra horseradish, lime, lemon, hot sauce, etc. for people to tailor their drink to taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always feel like giving a low rating on a recipe that you didn't even make as per the instructions is a huge disservice to everyone. Make it 100% to recipe, then comment. Leaving out an essentially savory ingredient like onion will of course make this gross. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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