Blistering Bloody Mary Mix

This Blistering Bloody Mary Mix is a hot and spicy morning concoction, perfect on the rocks, alone, or with alcohol added. The savory flavor offered by the Dijon mustard, Tabasco sauce, and fresh basil will leave you thirsty for more. This works great as a breakfast juice during the week or as an adult beverage alongside brunch on the weekends!

Serves 4 (yields 1 pitcher with ice)

• 1 can ground peeled tomatoes
• 11⁄2 cups vegetable juice
• 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
• 1/4 cup lime juice
• 2 tablespoons horseradish
• 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
• 1 teaspoon celery seed
• 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and black pepper
• Limes, jalapeños, and celery, for garnish
• 4 ounces vodka or gin (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in an extra-large glass measuring cup or pitcher. Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon, then use an immersion blender to blend ingredients until smooth and frothy.

2. Serve in a glass with ice by itself or with an ounce of vodka or gin. Garnish with a lime, a pickled jalapeño, and celery.