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The best Bloody Mary


Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Foodie Extraordinaire

The Best Bloody Mary you ever tasted in your Life!

The best Bloody Mary

I made this an absolute age ago, and was thinking well you can’t have a cooking site without a drink of some sort I suppose. So this is now officially added. The best Bloody Mary. The amazing thing re this recipe is that you’ll make it, you’ll serve it, and I guarantee everyone will be asking what on earth it is. Don’t tell them. That’s the mystery value of this recipe.

Then watch as they taste it, watch the amazement when they realise it is in fact a Bloody Mary. Now you may be wondering what the hell I am talking about right? Surely a Bloody Mary is bright red so a bit of a give away what the drink consists of. Let’s get on with and and you’ll understand what I mean – here is The best Bloody Mary.

This will make a good punch bowl;

Take all ingredients and place in a large bowl (excluding beetroot at this stage) and bash them until softened with a potato masher or rolling pin – anything really. You are basically bashing the juice out. Leave this to stand. Prep your fridge by taking a large bowl and placing it on a low shelf, leaving a shelf free above it. It needs to be a rack shelf, not solid shelf as you need to drip in to a bowl from above.

Take a muslin sheet, and put all the mashed ingredients in to that. Tie the muslin at one end to make a ‘pouch’ and place on the shelf above the bowl. Give it a squeeze to get the juices flowing, and then leave overnight to allow the juices to flow and drip in to the bowl.

Next day give the bag one final squeeze to get the last of the juices out. And this is the now the very surprising part. When you look in the bowl you’ll see crystal clear liquid. Yes tomato juice with no pulp is crystal clear like water. It’s just amazing. To make it really special (and this is completely your choice), take one or two slices of beetroot and place in the bowl and again leave to stand in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. This will turn the liquid to the most beautiful shade of pink.

And that is it, serve in glass with some ice, a twig of basil and some finely chopped young celery leaves and a thin stalk of celery too for stirring. Ta Dah!!! The best Bloody Mary!!!

Delicious and so so surprising. It is a tad laborious to make though, bearing in mind it is just a drink after all – but it’s a head turner… Its delicious, it’s a winner. Have a go friends.

The Best Bloody Mary



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