I was never much of a Bloody Mary fan, but after being married to Alex for a while, his love for the drink started to wear off. Alcohol isn’t the first thing I turn to in the morning either, so when Alex suggested this “detox” Bloody Mary, I was game. His philosophy was this: Bloody Mary mix is made of incredibly healthy stuff: tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, lemon; without the alcohol, it would be the perfect cleansing drink for the post-holiday malaise.
After whipping up some Bloody Mary + chard smoothies, which turned an unappetizing shade of brown, we settled on this tomato-based concoction. Spicy and perfectly seasoned, it’s full of vegetable goodness. Since it’s easy to mix up, it’s a great alternative to pre-made mix – and refreshingly delicious.
If you don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve brunch, try this one! It’s a great way to detox from the rich food of the holidays (or add the vodka for a non-detox version; see below!). Happy New Year!
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Tip: To use vodka for a “non-detox” version, add it at a ratio of 4 parts Bloody Mary mix to 1 part vodka.
- 1 lemon
- 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 8 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon finely grated horseradish
- 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (plus additional for garnish)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 clove garlic
- Celery (for garnish)
- Pickles, olives, and wooden skewer (for garnish)
- Juice 1 lemon. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- To serve, place Old Bay seasoning on a plate; wet the rim of each glass and dip it into the seasoning to rim the glass. Pour in the Bloody Mary and garnish with a celery stalk and a wooden skewer speared with pickles and olives.
About the Authors
Cookbook Author and writer
Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Cookbook Author and photographer
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.