I completely fell in love with this Bloody Mary during the creation process. Fresh tomato juice makes the Bloody Money Bloody Mary unique and extremely delicious. The flavor is light with just enough spice. Yes, it is a bit labor intensive when made with fresh tomato juice. But it’s totally worth it!
Fresh tomato juice requires approximately four average sized tomatoes. Bottled tomato juice is obviously easier and less expensive to use. So I sampled the recipe with bottled juice as well. The flavor is still wonderful, just not as light as fresh juice. Try it both ways and see which one you prefer.
New Year’s Day is National Bloody Mary Day, so enjoy one in celebration of the New Year.
Bloody Money Bloody Mary Recipe
Bloody Money – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
1-1/2 ounce Shellback Silver Rum
4 ounces Fresh Squeezed Tomato Juice, V8 Juice or bottled Tomato Juice
1 teaspoon Crushed Fresh Ginger
3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 teaspoon Caper Juice
2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
2 dashes Tabasco
Coarse Salt & Pepper
Basil Leaf Garnish
Place rum, tomato juice, ginger, 3 basil leaves, caper juice, soy sauce and Tabasco in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly to combine ginger with ingredients and infuse basil flavor. Place basil leaf garnish down side of highball glass. Fill with fresh ice. Strain contents of cocktail shaker into highball glass with basil leaf garnish. Sprinkle top with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
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The Bloody Money recipe was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of The Intoxicologist Corporate Mixology program. Find this recipe and more created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.
Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.