Bloody Mary and Domestic Daddy

My latest blog crush is a Daddy. A Domestic Daddy. He is hot and handsome and hot and handsome. He is worth twice the adjectives in every day sentences. And his name is Chris Nordquist. Isn't it a tease that his name is hot too!

This Bloody Mary recipe is from his blog. I tweaked it a bit to suit my taste. For the complete David's Bloody Mary recipe click here. FYI, David is Chris's partner. A toast to a couple who bring the most amazing food, drink and entertainment ideas to the table for us novice folks.

This recipe by David tells us to use Clamato juice and clam juice to give it a 'more rounder and interesting saltiness to it'. Clam juice is actually used in the Bloody Caesar's recipe which makes it a fishier version of the Bloody Mary. Being a vegetarian I have consciously avoided using both those ingredients and used plain old tomato juice instead. I have stayed true to the recipe till the end. But if you want the same saltiness I would suggest you use a little coarse sea-salt. Plus I have added two jalapeƱos to make it spicier because that is how I like it. This is the most refreshing drink that I have had in a while and people who do not drink alcohol can drink this delicious mix as is. For folks who do indulge in alcohol, vodka on the rocks topped with this fabulous mix will make you forget every other Bloody Mary that you have ever had in your lifetime.

(the same as David's recipe with some minor changes in quantity and also I have substituted Clamato juice with Tomato juice)

64 oz. Tomato juice
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 sliced jalapeƱos
2 tsp celery salt
3 shakes Tabasco
3 tsp Horseradish
Juice of 2 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
2 cloves of garlic smashed
Fresh ground black pepper
Small bunch of parsley (stems tied)
Vodka (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together and chill overnight in a glass pitcher. Serve over vodka on the rocks or as is with a garnish of your choice. The mix will keep in the refrigerator for at least a week.


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