Make your Bloody Mary’s from scratch with this homemade Bloody Mary Mix – a combination of sweet and savory to get your morning started off right.
We are half way through summer and I think we could all use a cocktail.
So far this summer has been incredibly good as it’s been filled with trips, fun days at the beach, amazing food, fresh vegetables, and whole lotta sunshine. Yet, it has been equally difficult as it is also filled with fighting kids and too many tantrums, constant chatter, and the boredom the comes with single parenting.
So whether we are toasting to great times or drinking away the summer slump, I suggest we whip up a batch of this Bloody Mary Mix and raise our glasses…
How to make homemade Bloody Mary mix:
Guess what? Making your own Bloody Mary mix is super easy!
Similar to my fan-favorite Thai peanut sauce, I’m not sure I’ve made my Bloody Mary mix the same way twice. Being highly flexible with the ingredients you have on hand, Bloody Mary mix requires just a handful of basic ingredients. Besides tomato juice, the basic flavors of Bloody Mary mix are:
For the salty component, I have pickle juice, vegan Worschshire sauce, and celery salt. I love the combination of these citrus/vinegar salty flavors.
I use a mixture of apple cider vinegar and lime juice to give the Bloody Mary Mix its acidity. I like using both because the vinegar and citrus offer two different kinds of acidity for a fuller experience.
The sweetness comes primarily from the tomato juice with strikes the perfect balance between the other flavors.
The most important part! Heat also counters the sweetness and acidity and gives the mix a nice finish. My favorite two heat options for this mix are horseradish and Tabasco sauce.
If you can’t find prepared horseradish at your local grocery store, you can pick some up online here.
Now you just need to add a whole a lotta fresh veggies. With our ingredients on hand, we just mix, taste, and adjust as you go. Now that’s easy!
While this recipe allows for a whole lot of variation, the recipe below is my favorite. Filled with strong flavors and fresh herbs, this Bloody Mary mix has it all. And with so many different things to do with Bloody Mary mix, I highly recommend we get some blending up ASAP.
What to do with Bloody Mary mix?
I’m glad you asked. There are so many things you can do with this Bloody Mary mix recipe.
First, Bloody Mary mix makes a wonderful food gift.
Whether you’re gifting for a birthday, house warming party, or simply to say, “I appreciate you”, package up your homemade mix in a 64-ounce mason jar and give it with love.
Second, you can make a cocktail.
You can also, of course, add a little vodka to your Bloody Mary mix, pour it in a glass, and top it with your favorite garnishes to serve at your next brunch party.
Third, make it part of a healthy morning ritual.
Or omit the vodka and drink this Bloody Mary mix straight for a healthy morning beverage that is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B, potassium, and tons of antioxidants. You might even find that your kids enjoy a glass. Serve it with a hearty tofu scramble or classic French toast.
So many things to do!
Whatever you choose to do, I highly recommend you start the second half of summer by planning some upcoming adventures, reciting calming mantras (specifically for parents, like me, with little ones), and mixing up a batch of this Bloody Mary mix to keep in your refrigerator.
You won’t regret it.
Make your Bloody Mary's from scratch with this homemade Bloody Mary Mix - a combination of sweet and savory to get your morning started off right.
To serve, salt the rim of each glass. Fill glasses with ice, 2 ounces of vodka, and top with Bloody Mary Mix. Garnish with pickles, celery, and olives.
Enjoy the mix within 2 weeks.