|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||2%|
|Total Carbohydrate 72g||26%|
|Dietary Fiber 20g||73%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 488mg||2,441%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The Bloody Maria is the drink where the popular Bloody Mary meets tequila. That single change in the recipe makes a noticeable difference in the flavor.
Unlike vodka, which gets lost in this heavily flavored, spicy drink, the tequila in the background stands out. It adds a vegetal earthiness that can only be found in tequila.
From personal experience, the first time I had a Bloody Maria I was astounded at the difference. Since that day, this has become my bloody drink of choice, and I encourage all tomato cocktail fans to give this one a try to see what you think.
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"The Bloody Mary is as subjective as an opinion. Everyone has their own recipe and technique. As far as variations go, this one is phenomenal. A Bloody Maria is a fairly standard Tequila Mary; however, the spice level and citrus balance makes for an impressive experience. It is complex, spicy, and rich. Keep this recipe." —Sean Johnson
2 ounces tequila
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, optional
3 dashes Tabasco sauce, or other hot sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes celery salt
3 dashes ground black pepper
1 dash lime juice
4 to 6 ounces tomato juice, to taste
Lemon and/or lime wedge, for garnish
Celery stalk, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Build the ingredients in a highball glass: tequila, horseradish, Dijon mustard (if using), Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper and lime juice, then stir well to combine.
Add tomato juice.
Mix well by rolling back and forth from one glass to another (or stir well). Fill the glass with ice, then stir again.
Garnish with a lemon and/or lime wedge and celery stalk. Serve and enjoy.
While you're switching up your bloody Mary routine, consider adding tequila to a crazy bloody Mary. With that switch, the pitcher-sized recipe will include all the flavors of the Bloody Maria but gets elaborate on the garnishes. It's a lot of fun for an intimate brunch.
How Strong Is the Bloody Maria?
Mixed drinks like the Bloody Maria are difficult to pin down when it comes to their alcohol content. That's because you may pour six ounces of tomato juice and I may pour only four. Let's take the middle ground and assume we pour five ounces and pair that with an 80-proof tequila.
In this case, the Bloody Maria would be around 5 percent ABV (10 proof). That is a perfectly light cocktail, around the same strength as a single beer and that's why it's a great drink for brunch, happy hour or any time you want a casual sipper packed with vitamins and spice.