A New Thing Every Month – December: Bloody Mary!

I have a confession… our thing this month came pretty last minute with all the general Christmas fuss. So, we decided we’d put a bet on at the bookies on New Year’s Eve as neither of us have done that.

Only problem was, we got there and it was closed. Oops.

New plan then – whatever we can scrounge from the local Co-Op.

Bloody Marys!

What You Need:

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  • Vodka
  • Tomato juice
  • Tobasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Celery (optional)

You may notice we used passata as we couldn’t get juice at such short notice… bung in some water and it’s fine.

Method

Put some lemon juice onto a plate or dish and then paprika and salt onto another.

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This is to stick around the edge of your glass, so rub the top of the glass first around the lemon juice and then around the salt/paprika mix until your glass rim is covered:

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Next, add your vodka and tomato juice in a ratio of 1/4 or as strong as you like. Add a couple of drops of Tabasco to each glass and a drop of Worcestershire Sauce.

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That’s it, you’re all done! Unless you’re one of those terrible, terrible people who likes celery. If you do, then add it now and feel thoroughly ashamed.

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So, as is the point of this one new thing a month, neither of us have had a Bloody Mary before. Turns out they’re not that great. Well, nice to end the year on a high.

Thanks for humouring me.

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