Merry Mary, DIY

You give a lot during the holiday season.

The perfect presents, donations to charity, precious time, not to mention, your sanity. Isn’t it time you get something back? We have just the answer: our holiday spin on a bloody mary.

What makes it holiday-like, you ask? Rosemary-infused gin. On its own, gin is the closest you can get to a Christmas tree in your glass. Vodka may be old reliable, but there’s something about gin that makes a bloody mary go down smoother. Combined with rosemary, this bloody has an herbal flair with a nice, spicy finish. Ideally, we would have infused the gin for a few days before. Since we made this one on a whim, muddling it with fresh rosemary worked just as well.

Anyway, mix this one up as a little gift to yourself. For dealing with your crazy Aunt Cheryl or your kids’ noisy toys from Santa. For a little extra holiday treat, prepare your brunch ahead of time and kick back with your bloody. See, the holidays can be super merry.

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Merry Mary

Serves 1

1. If you didn’t infuse it with rosemary, pour gin in a small glass or shaker with 1/2 sprig of rosemary and muddle.

2.  Add the Spicy V8, lemon juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, Sriracha and olive juice to a shaker. Sprinkle in garlic powder and pepper. Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

3. Fill your glass with ice. Pour in the gin, followed by your bloody mary mix.

4. Garnish and enjoy!

Let us know how you like the Merry Mary. Here’s wishing you and yours a great, relaxing holiday!

xoxo, Amber and Elaine

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2 thoughts on “Merry Mary, DIY

  1. Katharine says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Rosemary infused gin…yes, please!
    -Katharine
    Living’s as Easy as 312

    • bloodybest says:

      Yes! Who knew it’d be an experiment gone right? The herbal flavors smooth out the spice quite nicely. We’re becoming huge fans of bloodies made with gins.

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