How to craft the perfect Bloody Mary is a well contested issue ...
Everyone has their own perfect recipe. Personally ... I like a little heat and plenty of layers of flavour. I have a chili bacon celery vodka infusion I made back before Christmas that is simply delicious in a Bloody Mary - but with this recipe, Absolut will work perfectly.
I like to make a large batch so I fill the blender with the following
3 large stalks of celery (including leaves), put some aside for garnish
2 tbsp horseradish
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/4 small yellow onion (grated)
2 lemons juiced
1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of garlic pepper
Splash of red wine vinegar
Dashes of hot sauce ( I like Mics Chilli sauce but you know how much heat you like - act accordingly)
10 caper berries
200 ml beef stock (yes beef stock ... that's the secret ingredient)
1 carton of Tomato juice
Blitz in the blender, add a shot of absolut and add your garnish of choice - pickled onion, celery stick, olives, bacon, whatever you fancy.
That spicy, salty umami goodness is hard to beat. Let me know how you get on.