A simple bloody mary mix made from tomato paste.
Bloody Marys make a great drink for 6 AM kickoff on gameday Saturdays. However, the bottled mixes can be slightly expensive and you still have to tweak it to suit your tastes. I decided to make my own. I don't keep plain tomato juice in the house, but I always have tomato paste, so why not dilute it? I absolutely love tomato paste. It is so versatile, you can make tomato sauce with it, add it to soups and stews, and now I have found out you can make tomato juice with it. I love that I can now, easily, make my own bloody mary mix using my favorite spices and hot sauce.
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Homemade Bloody Mary Mix
1 6oz can tomato paste
3 1/2-4 cups water
4 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup chopped green onions or 1-2 Tbsp onion powder
1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Big Daddy's Ass Burn Sauce, use your favorite)
1 tsp celery salt
few shakes celery seed
1/2 cup cilantro (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Use less water if you like a thicker bloody mary, use as much hot sauce as you like or leave it out altogether. I used green onions and cilantro just because I had some that needed to be used.
Pour the blended mixture into a large saucepan and heat to a boil (if you are worried about chunks pour mixture through a wire mesh strainer to catch any larger chunks). It doesn't need to boil long, just let it reach a boil then remove from heat. This just helps take off the raw flavor from the garlic, onions, and cilantro. If you use only dried spices you could probably skip this step.
Refrigerate at least over night to allow the flavors to meld. Pour over vodka and garnish how ever you like. You can rim the glass with celery salt, add a stick of celery, pickles or olives. I used a stick of bacon.
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