V8 BLOODYMARYS for Days & Days to Come!

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 14, 2011 3:07 PM GMT
    Not quite nutritional per this master forum heading, but at least a recipe of sorts. OK, so we're in the local Publix supermarket (mostly gay, BTW, and we met lots of friends there) when he spots coupons for V8 juice.

    For those in some other countries, it's a tomato juice-based drink, to which Campbell's Soup Co. has added 7 other vegetables (celery, carrots, etc). It became popular in the 1950s when I first loved it, and knowing this, my dear partner said we'd get some.

    He also knows I use it for Bloodmarys. Often 50/50 with a bottled Bloodymary premix, but we have none around at the moment. So here's what I add:

    - ground horseradish (never creamy, nothing but horseradish & vinegar)
    - Tabasco sauce (just a few drops)
    - Worcestershire sauce
    - A.1. steak sauce
    - ground peppercorns
    - ground sea salt
    - and of course, vodka

    I just eyeball the amounts, sample & adjust as needed. Just yummy to me, much better than using ordinary tomato juice as the base. I recommend you try V8, if you make Bloodymarys at home.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 09, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    No, I recommend you try Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. Once you try that, you'll never go back to any other Bloody Mary mix.

    21F9JatrHlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 09, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidNo, I recommend you try Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. Once you try that, you'll never go back to any other Bloody Mary mix.
    21F9JatrHlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Never seen that brand. The pre-mixes I've tried still need a boost, with most of the ingredients I listed above. Plus I'll still cut it with some V8 juice, for a richer flavor.
  • LJay

    Posts: 11612

    Jun 09, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Try low sodium V-8. I'll be darned if it doesn't taste even better than the original. Less salt and somehow you can taste the veggies more clearly.

    And don't forget the horseradish. Yum.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 09, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    LJay saidTry low sodium V-8. I'll be darned if it doesn't taste even better than the original. Less salt and somehow you can taste the veggies more clearly.

    And don't forget the horseradish. Yum.

    I saw it on the supermarket shelf, but didn't think it would taste as good, most low-sodium stuff being awful. Now I'll give it a try - thanks! I've loved V8 juice for over 50 years.

    And I never forget the horseradish. My late Father used to grow his own and prepare it himself, you had to wear a gas mask when you entered the kitchen. Horseradish is more potent when it's fresh, then fades in strength with time, so the fresher the better. I suppose if I were like my Dad I should buy some raw, and try to make my own. All you need to add after you shred it is vinegar.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 09, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    bigeasydude saidNo, I recommend you try Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. Once you try that, you'll never go back to any other Bloody Mary mix.
    21F9JatrHlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Never seen that brand. The pre-mixes I've tried still need a boost, with most of the ingredients I listed above. Plus I'll still cut it with some V8 juice, for a richer flavor.

    Really?!

    This mix does not need a boost. You can even see the seasoning settled at the bottom of the bottle which is why you need to shake it every time! So goooooood!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 09, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    bigeasydude said
    Art_Deco said
    bigeasydude saidNo, I recommend you try Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. Once you try that, you'll never go back to any other Bloody Mary mix.
    21F9JatrHlL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Never seen that brand. The pre-mixes I've tried still need a boost, with most of the ingredients I listed above. Plus I'll still cut it with some V8 juice, for a richer flavor.

    Really?!

    This mix does not need a boost. You can even see the seasoning settled at the bottom of the bottle which is why you need to shake it every time! So goooooood!

    Well if I ever see it in South Florida I'll give it a try.
  • sevenbridges

    Posts: 4

    Jun 16, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    One tip, I'd offer, when making BloddyMarys is to freeze some of the mix in ice trays and then, when you make your BloddyMary, use those instead of ice cubes so as to not dilute the drink.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Bloody Marys are one of my favorite things about brunch! icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    sevenbridges saidOne tip, I'd offer, when making BloddyMarys is to freeze some of the mix in ice trays and then, when you make your BloddyMary, use those instead of ice cubes so as to not dilute the drink.

    A useful tip, for those who use ice in their Bloody Marys. I do not. All the ingredients are pre-chilled, and if they warm, I still enjoy. Cheers!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    Does anyone else like olives in Bloody Marys? I do! And lots of lime! icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
    sashaman saidDoes anyone else like olives in Bloody Marys? I do! And lots of lime! icon_wink.gif


    OMG Darin I want one now!!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said
    sashaman saidDoes anyone else like olives in Bloody Marys? I do! And lots of lime! icon_wink.gif


    OMG Darin I want one now!!! icon_biggrin.gif


    Try it with blue cheese stuffed olives. So good! icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
    sashaman said
    GigoloAssassin said
    sashaman saidDoes anyone else like olives in Bloody Marys? I do! And lots of lime! icon_wink.gif


    OMG Darin I want one now!!! icon_biggrin.gif


    Try it with blue cheese stuffed olives. So good! icon_cool.gif


    I like mine quite spicy. Cheese? Really? Gotta try that!
    Cheers! icon_biggrin.gif
  • DrewT

    Posts: 1327

    Jun 16, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    I've had Bloodymary's before but I never liked them. Probably because I'm not too keen on pureed tomato...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jun 16, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    Going to try that for sure! Sounds like you are ready for pro MMA (Martini Mixing Arts)!