Monday, December 27, 2010

20(ish)--- Montana Mary Mix

This recipe is named for the stereotype of a typical Montanan. We all raise our own cattle and eat lots of beef, right? AND- we use beef bouillon in our Bloody Marys. Actually I do-- it adds a nice flavor dimension.
If you are going to consume alcohol, why not consume it with vegetables? This mix can also be consumed virgin-style!

Montana Mary Mix
Makes 1 gallon

92 oz HIGH FIBER tomato juice (V8)
2 cups beef broth
2 cups lemon juice
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup black olive juice
1/2 cup pepperoncini juice
2 tsp celery salt
2 Tbsp Tabasco sauce
1 1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/4 tsp liquid smoke (more if you like smokey)

Combine all ingredients and pour into a large serving container. Allow to sit in refrigerator overnight prior to serving.

For serving with vodka: Add 1 oz vodka of your choice over ice in a 12 oz glass. Fill the remainder of glass with Montana Mary Mix. Garnish with mini pickle, lime wedge, celery stick, olive, and/or pepperoncini.