Bloody Mary With Tabasco-Spiked Ice Cubes

A Bloody Mary was a favorite drink for Gene and me way back when and we even canned our own when I had my big 40 x 120 foot garden and lots of tomatoes to use up.   See my post Gene’s Original Bloody Mary.  Remember, you can always add the following ingredients to taste and we found this recipe to be very tasty and spicy when we quit canning our own version of a Bloody Mary.

Did you know that a French bartender, Fernand Petio is credited with creating the Bloody Mary, which was originally called the “Red Snapper?”  After prohibition he brought the drink to the St. Regis Hotel in New York.

I recently posted (2-15) another recipe, called Smoky Bloody Mary with Bacon from the Food Network Magazine.

Bloody Mary With Tabasco-Spiked Ice Cubes

  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. Tabasco
  • 3/4 cup vodka (add this to taste)
  • 4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • garnish with celery ribs, pickle spears, olives on a toothpick topped with a shrimp, cucumber slices on the rim, or green onions

Combine 1 cup tomato juice, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. lime juice and 1 tsp. Tabasco.  Pour into ice cube tray; freeze overnight.

To rim the glasses, combine equal parts salt, black pepper and paprika and mix well on a small plate. Rub the rims with water and dip each glass into the mix. You could also use just celery salt and dip the glasses in it.

Combine vodka, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, oregano and remaining 3 cups tomato juice, 4 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp. lime juice and 1 tsp. Tabasco in a pitcher.  Divide ice cubes among 4 tall glasses and add vodka mixture.  Garnish with a green onion, celery stalk, dill pickle, cucumber slice, olives, lemon or lime wedges, okra, cheese cubes, red pepper rings – the possibilities are endless.

Just read in a Food Network Magazine about a vodka called Bakon Vodka.  Sounds good does it not – hard to find though.  Substitute this vodka for regular and add a slice of peppered bacon with the celery stalk.

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4 thoughts on “Bloody Mary With Tabasco-Spiked Ice Cubes

    • Thanks – I am not sure where we got the idea/recipe, whether we changed or added to it, but we have been making this recipe for at least 10 years. It is very tasty…


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