Tag Archive: Bloody Mary

Aug 11

Bloodless Mary Mocktail

Ah, mocktails.  Those non-alcoholic cocktails that can be tasty – but always seem to be missing something. It occurs to me that a properly mixed and seasoned drink can greatly enhance the experience without resorting to sneaking a bunch of vodka into the mix.

I propose to try this approach with a Bloody Mary.  To that end, let’s use some bitters and other ingredients to add some zing.  (Note that bitters use alcohol to carry the flavors, but we will only be using a few drops.  If you are a purist, you may wish to use seasonings from your spice cabinet instead of bitters.)  Without further ado…

The Bloodless Mary

Bloodless Mary Mocktail

Bloodless Mary Mocktail

5.5 oz Tomato Juice

1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Dash Pepper

Dash Salt

Dash (3-4 drops) Tobasco Sauce

1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Dash Celery Bitters

Dash Angostura Bitters

Dash Fee Brothers Original Bitters

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a tall glass.  Add a generous amount of ice (if desired).  Garnish with celery if available.

Discussion:

This mocktail is refreshing and zesty.  It’s also very satisfying since tomato juice tends to be filling.  Feel free to adjust the spices and bitters to your own personal taste.