Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody…..

The drinks, the legends and Facts (??) why ruin a good story..

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary….

There are a number of versions of the famous Bloody Mary ghost tale which come from all over the world. An American folklore the tale goes something like this, an old woman lived in the woods, and of course they thought she was a witch. After many years, young girls from the local town started disappearing.

When one of these girls started to leave her home, her parents followed her into the woods, and discovered she was going to the old woman’s house. The parents alerted other townsfolk; they searched the area around the woman’s home and found the bodies of the missing girls. They believed she was using the young girls’ blood to make herself stay young, so they burnt her at the stake.

As she was dying, the old woman put a curse on the town, anyone who looked in a mirror and said her name three times would have their soul stolen and put in the mirror. Here they would be tormented by the old woman for all eternity.

Another version of the legend goes something like this… hold a candle in front of a mirror spin around three times saying Bloody Mary and behind you or in front you will see the pale ghost of Bloody Mary.

Now what’s the truth? Some theorize that the person behind the legend of Bloody Mary is really Mary Tudor daughter of Henry VIII. Due to her propensity for burning people at the stake for not following her belief system, it doesn’t come as a surprise that she was given the nickname Bloody Mary.

Let’s All Drink to Mary!

Legends aside the drink Bloody Mary is one hell of a great beverage!

So go in the kitchen, mix yourself up a pitcher of Bloody Mary. And if you’re brave enough, turn off the lights, light a few candles and say…….. Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary…… see what happens next.

Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary
It’s not just a good ghost tell but a great drink too!

What’s not to love about this classic drink?

A nutritional beverage, with a kick….and a great way to start a relaxing day! Didn’t your mommy always tell you to eat your vegetables? Now you can drink them all day long! Besides being an excellent choice for Sunday Brunch, this makes a perfect match to a steak dinner or grilled chicken salad.

Version One:

This recipe is a bit different than most you find…but has a great taste.
This recipe makes 8 (6 ounce) servings.
1-46 ounce bottle of tomato vegetable cocktail juice, such as V-8
1 ½ lemons juiced or ¼ real lemon juice out of a bottle
2 oz. premium vodka
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon steak sauce, such as A-1
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon celery salt

In a large pitcher, combined cocktail juice, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Season with Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, and celery salt. Cover and refrigerate 8 to 12 hours to allow flavors to mingle. Pour over ice in tall glasses; add a celery stock, lemon wedge, or olive on a toothpick.

Version 2:

Celery salt on a small plate
1 – Lemon wedge OR lime wedge
2 oz. premium vodka
4 oz. tomato juice
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch celery salt
1pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch smoke paprika

Rub the juicy side of the lime or lemon wedge along the lip of the glass. Roll the outer edge of the glass in the celery salt on the plate until coated.

Fill the glass with ice. Squeeze the lemon or lime wedge into the shaker and drop into the Shaker. Add the remaining ingredients fill with ice. Shake gently and strain until shaker is empty. Garnish with a stock of celery and a lime or lemon wedge.

Version 3:

And my favorite version of the drink, because I can make it quickly, is made as follows:
5 ounces of Mr. and Mrs. T original bloody Mary mix
2 ounces vodka
Two dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Pour all ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice, stir. Garnish with stock of celery, slice of bacon, and to olives. And if you’re in the mood for something slightly different, add a large shrimp.

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