got a juicer for christmas y’all. needless to say i’ve been juicing everything in sight. so naturally on new years day this translated to some scratch made bloody mary mix. however i wasted my vodka days on smirnoff twist in college (regrettable i know), so we opted for bloody marias instead, because tequila is always welcome in our home.
this drink can be pretty intimate seeing as there are about a million varieties and everyone has their own flavor preferences – ours is fresh and garlicky. i don’t do much spice, so feel free to add tabasco or fresh ground pepper to the recipe below, although i will say the garlic alone adds a nice kick.
bloody maria mix
5 roma tomatoes
3 celery stalks (two for juicing, one for garnish)
1 red bell pepper
1 jalepeno (seeded if you don’t like spicy)
1 large carrot
1-2 garlic cloves
few pinches of salt
2-3 dashes worcestershire
be sure to rinse everything well before juicing it. i would recommend juicing in the order the ingredients are listed, because it’s always best to start with the juicier items first. also, after you’ve added one garlic clove, pause and taste, as this may be plenty for you. if it’s not, add the other!
once everything has been juiced, add a few pinches of salt and your dashes of worcestershire. from there, feel free to taste and adjust. once you’re happy with the flavor, chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. during this time you can assemble your garnishes. we used celery, pimento-stuffed olives, and hickory bacon, but the sky’s the limit folks. other popular garnish options include shrimp, onion. pickled peppers, cucumber, and the ever-popular salt rim.
after the mix has chilled, fill two tall glasses with ice and add 2 oz. of tequila to each one. give your mix a good stir before pouring into the glasses as the different juices may have settled into layers. garnish accordingly and kick back with the hair o’ the dog and some waffles.