Are you looking for a refreshing drink to serve at a luncheon or brunch that has a little kick? Or, maybe something heart healthy for your Valentine’s Day breakfast. This Spicy Bloody Mary mix is made with prepared horseradish, organic lime and tomato juice and a splash of hot sauce. It tastes great even without alcohol.
For those of you with a juicer and want to make Bloody Marys from scratch, make sure you squeeze your limes at least 4 hours before you serve the drinks. I read an article that most people prefer the taste of freshly squeezed lime juice that had mellowed over 4 hours to the juice right from the juicer. My guess is the lime juice is less acidic. Remember this for your Margaritas too!
If you are going to a picnic or party, pour all the ingredients except the vodka into a mason jar and shake. You will need two mason or Weck jars. Then let your guests add as much vodka as they wish. Make sure you bring washed celery stalks, loong toothpicks lined with olives, and Margarita Himalayan Pink Salt or Bloody Mary Himalayan Pink for the rim. Enjoy!
Why You Want to Eat This!
Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant Lycopene which studies have shown improves bone and heart health. People at risk of osteoporosis should eat foods rich in Lycopene. Orange and and Tangerine colored tomatoes may have more easily absorbed Lycopene than red tomatoes.
Fresh tomatoes may lower cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides as well as prevent platelet cells from clotting. The tomatoes with the higher levels of antioxidants may be New Girl, Jet Star, Fantastic, and First Lady. read more
Tomatoes are a night shade plant and may increase inflammation in the body so if you are sick or suffering from back, muscle, or joint pain, you may want to limit your intake of tomatoes.
Horseradish is known for its kick that can clear out any sinus issues but it also may help fight cancer and suppress growth of tumors due to the glucosinolates. read more
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Spicy Bloody Marys
Preparation time: 7 minutes Cooking time: None
4 1/2 cups tomato juice or spicy vegetable juice, chilled
1/4 cup lemon juice, lime juice, or clam juice
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1 cup vodka
Garnish: celery stalks
Combine first 7 ingredients; stir well and chill thoroughly. Stir in vodka and serve over ice. Garnish, if desired. Yield: 6 cups.
Per 1-cup serving: Calories 139, fat 0.2 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Sodium 1121 milligrams