I have a last-minute Thanksgiving cocktail idea for you!
We’re elevating your standard bloody Mary! It IS the holidays, after all. Let’s take this classic to the next level, shall we?
I am asking you to trust me on this one. Because I realize this is a bit out there for some people.
We are trufflin’ up our bloody Marys! Yup. That’s right.
We’re adding some earthy, luscious truffle flavor to this otherwise traditional drink. Bloody Marys are so savory and salty to begin with, and the truffle adds such a nice touch! It’s not overpowering nor is it too funky, either. Trust me, I hate mushrooms. I am not interested in funky anything.
The truffle is subtle but adds an interesting note to things. It’s also super fun! And truffles usually get people excited. At least that’s my experience! The holidays are the perfect time to make a fun and festive drink like this.
Nothing gets me more excited than a fully garnished and loaded up Bloody Mary. Seriously. They’re SO fun.
So, the bloody Mary mix is based off my standard recipe. All we’re doing is reducing the spice a bit and adding in truffle oil and truffle salt. Like I said, it’s NOT too truffle-y. We’re just adding some earthiness.
Then, we’re rimming the glasses in a little more truffle salt. This is where the flavor is really driven home. If you like a little truffle and not a lot, you can just skip the truffle salt rim on your glass. It’s up to you!
My favorite way to do bloody Marys of any kind is to set up a big pitcher with the prepared cocktail mix, glasses, ice, and allllll the fun garnishes. That way, people can tweak their own glasses as they see fit.
I set out poached shrimp, olives, pickles, celery stalks, extra hot sauce, and sometimes super fun options like big cubes of feta cheese or candied bacon. YUM.
Set everything out and provide your guests with cocktail skewers so they can go to town in their own way.
It just makes people happy.
Maybe it’s the vodka?
I think it’s the festive and fun nature of designing your own cocktail that people love. And this truffled version is nothing short of spectacular!
Make-ahead, serves a crowd, and delivers on the holiday decadence. It truly is ideal for this time of year!
Cheers, friends! And Happy Thanksgiving!Print
Truffled Bloody Marys
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
These Truffled Bloody Marys are a twist on the classic. Truffle salt and a touch of truffle oil elevate your standard bloody Mary to something a little more interesting. The truffle is subtle but adds some savory earthiness to this cocktail. It’s perfect for making during the holidays, too – this recipe serves a crowd! Everyone can garnish their own glasses their own way, too.
For the Bloody Mary Mix:
- 3 large stalks of celery, chopped
- 2 tablespoons onion, minced
- 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish (or more, to taste)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon truffle salt
- 2 teaspoons truffle oil
- 6 dashes hot sauce (or more, to taste)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons dill pickle juice (taken from a jar of pickles)
- 36 oz tomato juice
- 1 1/2 cups vodka
For Rimming the Glasses:
- Lemon wedge
- 2 teaspoons truffle salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Options for Garnish:
- Feta cubes
- Bacon strips
- Celery stalks
- Cooked and peeled shrimp (I like to leave the tails on)
For the Bloody Mary Mix:
- To a food processor, add the celery, onion, horseradish, Worcestershire, celery salt, truffle salt, truffle oil, hot sauce, lemon juice, and dill pickle juice. Pulse until the celery and onion are finely minced and all the ingredients are well mixed.
- Transfer the mixture to a large serving pitcher. Add the tomato juice and vodka, stir well, and taste. Adjust the horseradish, hot sauce, or truffle salt/oil to your tastes (see NOTE).
- Refrigerate the pitcher prior to serving (you can make the mix up to 1 day ahead and keep it in the fridge. Stir well before serving).
For Rimming the Glasses:
- Mix the salt and pepper on a plate or in a shallow bowl.
- Run a lemon wedge around the rims of tall/highball style glasses and then dip the rims in the salt.
- Fill the glasses with ice. Give the mix a good stir and pour it over the ice.
- Garnish each glass as preferred. All garnishes are optional but encouraged!
- The amount of truffle oil that you add to the mix will depend on your tastes and the specific oil you are using. I have found that some are much stronger than others, so start with the recommended amount in the recipe and add more, as needed, to meet your tastes.
- This is my favorite truffle oil. It’s always consistently high quality.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: cocktails
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what a wonderful bloody mary recipe, pickle juice and truffle salt is definitely welcome in this, thank you!