January Sassy Holidays 2019: Bloody Mary Day

Welcome to Year Two of the Sassy Holidays Yarn Club! This club is exclusive to our Local Yarn Shop partners, so if you see a color way you need, contact your LYS! There is a list of Sassy Holidays-celebrating LYSs on our home page. We had a blast celebrating loads of lesser-known holidays last year, and have a fabulous line-up for 2019, starting it off right with January 1st, Bloody Mary Day. 

No one knows exactly when or where or why the Bloody Mary was initially invented (there are oodles of stories out there), but we sure are glad it was. It’s a hearty drink, thought to be the best cure for overindulgences, such as what many experience on New Year’s Eve, which is the reason January 1st is Bloody Mary Day. Wherever it originated, or why, we are definitely here for some Bloody Mary enjoyment this holiday season. We found a delicious-looking recipe online, which we tweaked a bit and are sharing here (inspired by the recipe found at https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/zee-spotted-pig-bloody-mary).

Start the new year off right, with a new project and a hearty beverage! 

Best Bloody Mary Recipe (for a non-alcoholic version, merely omit the vodka):

  • 3T grated fresh or prepared horseradish
  • 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ounces chile sauce (like Sriracha)
  • 2T lime juice
  • 2t celery salt
  • 1t kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 32 ounces tomato juice
  • 16 ounces vodka
  • Lime wedges
  • Pickled or fresh vegetables (optional)

Step 1    

In a pitcher, combine the horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, chile sauce, lime juice, celery salt, kosher salt and 2 teaspoons ground pepper. Add the tomato juice and stir well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours, but overnight would be awesome.

Step 2    

Pour the tomato juice mixture into 8 ice-filled rocks glasses. Add 2 ounces vodka to each glass and stir. Garnish each drink with a pinch of ground pepper, a lime wedge and pickled vegetables.

Mix up a pitcher or two this holiday season, and enjoy! 

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