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Grandma Boots' Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

While there is nothing better than Grandma's recipes, nothing will taste as good as when she made it - no matter how much you try. Spend all the time you can with your grandma, mom, sisters, aunts - whoever it may be - asking about and for family recipes. If you're lucky enough, they'll gladly spill the secrets - like Grandma putting a chunk of soft butter in her egg salad! Even better than asking about recipes, is spending time in the kitchen with them. One of my favorite days of the year is the day before Thanksgiving. My mom and her sisters spend the day preparing Thanksgiving with Grandma in her kitchen. In the words of Disney's Inside out - this will be one of my core memory unlocked.

Anway, Junky Janko Hit's the Road - Dells Edition was about to take place a few weeks ago and what other drink is better than a Bloody Mary to kick of a Sunday Funday? Instead of going the easy route of buying all the store bought things, I was doing the usual Amber thing and making sure we made as much from scratch as possible. My mom almost left me in Costco when I told her we should have bought Heavy Whipping Cream to make our own butter.

But she came back to the "homemade" team real quick with the great suggestion of making Grandma Boots' homemade Bloody Mary Mix.


I can (44 oz) Tomato Juice

1 Beef Bouilion cub dissolved in 1/2 C. hot water

6 T Fresh Lime Juice

1/4 C Worcestershire Sauce

2 t. Salt

2 t. Pepper

1 t. Celery Salt

1 t. Dried Dillweed

1/2 to 1 tsp Hot Sauce

1 T. Horseradish


Mix in large pitcher. Refrigerate, & use as needed to make individual drinks. Add vodka to taste when serving. *Best made the day before*


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