Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Thanksgiving
Balsamic Bloody Mary
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces vegetable cocktail
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced, plus 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce
  • 8 ounces vodka
  • 4 celery stalks, with leaves
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

In a large pitcher, combine the vegetable cocktail, celery seed, pepper, citrus juices, 2 tablespoons grated horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Fill 4 glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces vodka to each and fill three-quarters full with the vegetable cocktail mix. Sprinkle with the remaining horseradish, place 1 celery stalk in each glass, and squeeze a lime wedge over each glass before dropping the wedge into the glass. Float a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar on the top of each drink and serve.

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