Big night, huh? Welcoming in the new year was fun at the time but the next day all that partying can be, well, painful. Lucky for you today is National Bloody Mary Day and I just so happen to love bloody marys and consider myself to be somewhat of an expert.
Whether or not a bloody mary can cure hangovers is debated. Some people believe in the old adage of fighting fire with fire. Feeling hung over? Have another drink, right? Well, maybe not.
Most likely, the bloody mary helps dull the symptoms of the hangover by making you feel a little buzzed again. There’s also the sodium in the tomato juice which most likely makes you thirsty thereby making you want to drink water which helps to improve your hydration.
My recipe below will help with your hangover and in my opinion, it is the perfect bloody mary recipe! What better way to celebrate National Bloody Mary Day?
- 6 ounces of tomato juice
- 1.5 ounces of vodka (your choice)
- Dash of worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. of horseradish
- 1-2 dashes of Tabasco or other hot sauce (to taste)
- 1 fresh lemon wedge
- pinch of kosher salt and pepper
- celery stalk for garnish
- green olives for garnish (optional)
- Fill large pint glass with ice.
- Add tomato juice and vodka and mix well.
- Add worcestershire sauce, horseradish, tabasco/hot sauce, squeeze in some fresh lemon and add in salt and pepper.
- Mix well again and add celery stalk and green olives if using.
- I tend to use the inner parts of the celery stalk because they are smaller and include the leaves. For the olives, you can either thread onto a stirrer as I did here or you can just throw into the glass to enjoy at the end of your drink.
- Also, feel free to use stuffed olives.
- I have used garlic stuffed olives and jalapeno stuffed olives which add a nice kick.
- I also think blue cheese stuffed olives would be good.
Cheers to a great new year and I hope your hangover goes away real quick! Happy National Bloody Mary Day and HAPPY NEW YEAR!