This recipe comes from Stacie Standifer, who shares her love of the perfect Bloody Mary. Enjoy!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in all the time I’ve spent researching local restaurants, it’s that people are passionate about food and drink. I recently asked some friends this question: “What makes a perfect Bloody Mary?” Apparently I opened a can of tomatoes, because the replies were varied and fervent.

StyleBlueprint added salt & pepper to the rim and some garnishes … yum!

What I love about a Bloody Mary is that, in its purist state, it’s a blank canvas to create a custom drink. Start with vodka and tomato juice, and build from there, adding spice, flavors and garnishes until it’s, well, perfect. If vodka isn’t your thing, tomato juice actually works well with other spirits – tequila makes it a Bloody Maria, and gin makes it a Dirty Mary. And what’s more, it’s a surprisingly low calorie beverage because there’s not a ton of sugar added.

The folks at Prime 108 were kind enough to share what they consider the ‘perfect’ Bloody Mary.

Prime 108 Signature Bloody Mary
serves one

  • 2 oz V8 juice
  • 2 oz tomato juice
  • juice from 1/4 fresh lemon
  • juice from 1/4 fresh lime
  • dash of Worcestershire
  • dash of celery salt
  • dash Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 ½ oz Grey Goose Le Citron

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously, and strain liquid into a tall glass. Garnish with celery stalk, one green olive and a wedge of lime. Serve immediately.


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