Bloody Mary

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min

Yield:
6 drinks
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
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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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I loved this recipe however it didn't have enough kick. I added a tablespoon of horseradish, freshly ground pepper, smoked salt and another teaspoon of Tabasco ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
Not a bad base, but horribly seasoned. I had to wrap 1/4 inch of a kosher and celery salt mix around the rim just to make it drinkable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My husband and I made this for a Sunday brunch. It was a way too chunky for us so we strained out some of the chunks and it was yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was okay...I don't typically have horseradish or Worcestershire sauce on hand so there were some added expenses I could have done without. There's a fantastic Bloody Mary mix that I usually buy from Sweet Blazes, Inc - it's all natural and not loaded with sodium like every other mix out there. They make 2 different kinds, my fav is called Boldelicious (has cilantro and celery. There's also a spicier one if you prefer that. Look them up! I'm def a fan : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know what I did wrong! It was kind of bland and it was too thick - almost salsa-y! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OH MY GOODNESS!! This is SOOO tasty! I have tried so many BM's over the years and all are very bland/tasteless. This recipe is quick and easy to put together and THE TASTE...the taste is fresh & flavorful! The drink I made was thick and had bits of onion and celery floating in it, it wasn't pureed smooth and I loved it. BTW: Even as a virgin BM this is delicious. Finally, a Bloody Mary that I can tolerate! Thank you INA! You rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty cocktail! I doubled the lemon and salt, then added a teaspoon of pepper juice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were outrageous! This is the best recipe I've found for a bloody mary. Only change I made is, I substituted Old Bay Seasoning for the salt. Love the seasoning so I snuck it in. Thanks Ina for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome...I make these every year for our Irish Fest parade...people rave...I use Clamato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used my Blendtec and it was great. I took fresh horseradish root (aprox. 1 1/2 inches), celery, onion, lemon juice and some of the tomato juice and blended it first. Then just slowly stirred the rest together. It was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used the recipe to "dress up" regular V8 to spicy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Bloody Mary was one of the best I have ever had and was, by far, the best one I have ever made. I made them for the first time today for a baby shower and left out the vodka so people could add it or have a "Virgin Mary". I loved that the video was online so I could watch Ina make it, but I have the cookbook too and the recipe was easy tofollow. Ina makes everything seem easy and do-able. That is why I love her and her show. Barefoot Contessa and Ina are definitely my favorites on the Food Network! Thanks, Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Needs a little more kick . Otherwise enjoyable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe 3 times now and I only change one thing. I don't add the kosher salt because my tomato juice (V8) is salty enough. This is refreshing and very enjoyable. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually like Ina's creative interpretations of recipes, but this one was a disappointment. The flavor was great, but the texture was awful. I like thick Bloody Mary mix... thick and SMOOTH. This concoction was thick and gritty... felt like I needed to floss and brush afterwards. I even ran all the mix through a powerful blender -- this was after the food processor step. I'll stick with my previous Bloody Mary mix recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Could not give a full five star rating because although very fresh tasting, the drink was dull - we like some spice her in Southern California. My "Bloody Mary" expert needed to jazz his up - to his 6 oz. drink (over ice), he added a few more drops of both Worcestershire and hot sauces, as well as a hefty dash of cayenne and more fresh lemon juice. Once you try this concoction, you will be hard-pressed to enjoy the pre-mixed blends in the grocery store or cocktail lounges. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made two batches of these fantastic Bloody Mary's, everyone loved them! They have just the right amount of "kick" to them. I strongly recommend! Thank you Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a Bloody Mary drinker and I made this for New Years Day Brunch so that I did not have to call on one of my guest to be Bartender. I was told they were great...so I am adding this is to my brunch menu for the future. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a Food Network junkie and of all the shows, love Ina the best! This recipe was a great combination of spices and juices, just right for my girls' brunch. I kid my husband and children that if I ever ran away from home, look for at Ina's house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried many Bloody Mary recipes, adapting without alcohol, but most are bland. Not this one. By substituting the vodka with 2 cups additional tomato juice, or beef broth (as one reviewer suggested), or even water -- if you like a more diluted beverage, the drink is flavorful and delicious. If you have a high-speed blender like Vita-Mix or Blend Tec, you can dump everything in with part of the tomato juice and blend until completely smooth. Add the rest of the tomato juice and pulse blend to combine. (If you add all the tomato juice at once, the celery might not puree as well.) Next time I will reduce the kosher salt, or possibly eliminate it entirely, as the celery salt seems to be sufficient for even me, who likes things salty. I will also add 1/2 to 1 jalapeno with the celery to give it even more kick, like the canned Snap-E-Tom vegetable juices you can buy at the supermarkets. Love your recipes, Ina!!! Thanks for all your hard work. Have your books and use them often, in addition to watching your shows. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate bloody marys but this mix is awesome. I loved it. Felt like I was getting a good serving a veggies. One note...I didn't add the salt called for in the recipe. Felt that it was already plenty salty. You might want to check the saltiness before adding any more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! A lot of work, but well worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bloody mary recipe was so incredible and by far the best one out there. I do not like those thin, dinky bloody marys people often serve. Thick, flavorful and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best bloody mary I have ever had. Huge Hit! Very easy, very good, looks great too. Received rave reviews when I served this at my baby boy's christening party. Will serve many more of these in the future. Thanks for a superb recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried many different Bloody Mary mixes but this is THE BEST! Perfect blend of spices. Perfect for brunch or anytime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best bloody mary mixes. Loved how spicy it was. It was good for a couple of days item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a awesome Bloody Mary mix recipe. My husband loved it. It has to be good ofr him to like it. We both enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These Bloody Marys are some of the best I have ever had. Truly, making them the night before is important. I took them one step further and made them with pepper vodka and added a shrimp garnish. Delicious! Thanks, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent balance. My friend who has never enjoyed drinking bloody marys, drank not one but two! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just a suggestion for those of you with sensitive tummies. I find that all the tomato juice is a little too acidic for me. I replace a cup and a half of tomato juice with a can of beef boullion. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe! I love vegetable juice mixes, (V8, etc.) I followed Ina's recipe, but the initial consistecy was just a bit too thick for my husband and me so I added about 2 cups more tomato juice. BUT - we drank it initially without vodka, so perhaps the addition of the vodka would have changed that for us. However, even the dilluted version IS good with a shot of vodka. One note - you DEFINITELY want to let this sit in your fridge overnight. It's not nearly as good freshly-made as it is after sitting 12 hours or so. Thanks, Ina!! I love your program and all your recipes! 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
Smells like spam. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You have no business writing a review. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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