A good Bloody Mary is something to be treasured and being able to make your won healthy and delicious mix is a great asset. Also, imagine whipping out said delicious homemade Bloody Mary mix sometime in the winter when extra delicious fresh tomatoes aren’t available! Your friends will fall and worship at your feet!
Or course everyone has their favorite Bloody Mary ingredients. Some are heavy on the horseradish and some like olive juice, etc.
I have searched around for some of the most delicious sounding recipes. Start out by buying fresh local tomatoes. Now is a great time, I just bought 20 pounds for 27.00 from a local CSA.
Then, find a recipe that suits your tastes.
This recipe from Food.com is heavy on the veggies, requires some pureeing and sounds divine! Aunt Ione’s Bloody Mary Mix.
This Kick-Ass Homemade Bloody Mary Mix from the Former Chef has less veggies but includes celery seeds and olive brine.
The Frugal Gardener has a recipe that looks similar to the food.com one but she tweaks the presentation a bit by adding toothpicked pepperoni to her drinks. YUM!! She also has good canning instructions.
I’m thinking I’ll try to make the veggie one but also add in some olive brine.
Does anyone have an old family recipe you would like to share?
Photo credit to Paula Wirth