Backyard Bloody Mary’s and Red Eyes

Written by Kathy

If you are looking for a great drink option, that still allows you to get a day’s worth of vegetables, a backyard bloody Mary’s and red eyes is the best ways to go.
The bloody Mary mix can actually be purchased already pre-made or you can make it on your own. The option is up to you. You will also need a celery stick, vodka or beer, and ice. They really are simple drinks to make.

If you decide to choose the already pre-made Bloody Mary mix, then you will just need a chilled glass. You can add ice to make it even colder. For the beer option, you will just fill up your glass three quarters of the way and then top it off with the Bloody Mary mixture. This will change the color of the beer to a red color. Then, you will just use the celery stick to stir it up and serve.

For the vodka option, you are going to want to choose a vodka that is very clean and distilled. You will just fill it up around one-third of the glass. Then, you will top it off with the Bloody Mary mixture. Stir it up and it is ready to be served.

These different options are both great tasting options. It is really going to depend on the individual if they want to use vodka or beer to mix it up with. It’s a great way to ensure you get all your vegetables for the day and enjoy it with family and friends, that are old enough to drink alcohol. The mixture can be mixed up in larger quantities, if needed, to make it easier to serve, as well.

Now, it is possible for you to make your own Bloody Mary mixture and you will just need to follow a few steps. By making your own, you will be able to control the taste that you want and make it as often as you like. The ingredients that you will need are three cups of tomato juice, one and half ounces lemon juice, one and half ounces lime juice, one tablespoon worcestershire sauce, two teaspoons peeled and finely grated fresh horseradish, one and half teaspoons kosher salt, one teaspoon hot sauce, like Tabasco sauce, one teaspoon celery salt, and three quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.

Once you have all your ingredients prepared, it is time to start mixing up the mixture. The first step is to place all the ingredients in a nonreactive one quart container. You will then need to whisk it together until it is well combined. After the ingredients are combined well, you will need to cover the mixture and refrigerate it. The flavors will blend over time and will taste better the longer it chills.

If you need the mixture to be ready for that day, you will need to allow the mixture a minimum of two hours to chill in the refrigerator. This way you will get the great taste that you are looking for. It is highly recommended that you let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight. This way it will taste it’s absolute best. The mixture can stay refrigerated in a container, that has a tight fitting lid, for up to 24 hours. Anything left over after 24 hours, should be thrown out. You should get around eight servings, depending on the glass size, from this mixture. It is really easy to make. When you make your own, you will be able to see how the Bloody Mary’s get it’s spicy kick.

The next time you are ready to grill out, having friends over, or a family get together for the holidays, be sure to get your Bloody Mixture ready. You can either purchase it already made or make your own mixture. You can change up the ingredients, by adding more or less of the ingredients needed, to fit your taste and style. Then, all you will need is plenty of glasses for everyone, ice, beer, or vodka. Once, you have all these items, it is time to get everyone’s drink ready and to have a good time. This truly is a great tasting drink that everyone can enjoy.

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