There are many versions for this classic drink both alcoholic and non-alcoholic or in keeping with the theme of this blog Virgin Sacrifice Bloody Mary and Virgin Bloody Mary.
But some of us aren't into the whole drinking thing but still would like to try the drink. Unfortunately most of the recipes I've seen for the non-alcoholic versions were quite simple. It's as if, just because we don't want the booze, we're asking to sacrifice the fun!
I say that's not the case...
Here is a recipe that I think will make up for that gap in our lives. After all, it is 9 am somewhere. Right?
3 stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon chopped shallot
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon kosher salt
12 dashes hot sauce, or to taste (recommended: Tabasco)
2 limes, juiced
1 (48-ounce) bottle tomato juice (recommended: Sacramento)
Cut the celery in large dice, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade.
Add the horseradish, shallot, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, kosher salt, Tabasco and lime juice and process until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a large pitcher, add the tomato juice, and stir.
Pour into tall glasses and serve each with the top half of a celery stalk.
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Ahhhh....it's like a full serving of healthiness in every sip. Enjoy!