Bloody Excellent Bloody Mary

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.