Molly's Bloody Mary

I have yet again adapted a recipe by an extremely talented chef, the Molly Baz, with my own spin. I make these bloody marys All. Year. Long. I make them for myself, for my friends, my family and for myself again! Ha! The idea of making my own bloody seemed out of my range until I watched Molly make them on one of her IG lives. I realized I already had most of the ingredients on hand pretty regularly except for tomato juice. So I thought, "Ok Emily, this seems do-able." And then I saw her add the dill. If you know me, you know I love my dill. I was hooked. This had to happen and I had to make it immediately. I hit the store, snagged the tomato juice and got to work. It was delicious. I covered it and kept it in my fridge to enjoy a bloody mary each evening until I ran out. Soon, I made a batch for some of my friends and they loved it and now request it from time to time. I make the batch "virgin" and serve it next to my decanters of gin, vodka & tequila. Everyone likes it differently and I am happy to cater to that. I also probably add way more dill and lemon than anyone would normally, but I love citrus and I want to really taste the dill. Are you ready for this?! YUM!

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons olive brine
1/4 cup dill pickle brine
1 1/2 lemons, juice *maybe more to taste
1/4 cup hot sauce, whatever is your fave, I love Franks
salt and lots of black pepper
large handful of chopped dill
desired alcohol & any toppings

1. Combine all the ingredients, except the dill and whisk together. Add the dill and whisk again. Taste and adjust till it taste right to you! Should be bright, briney, fresh and peppery.

2. To serve add ice in your glass, pour in one shot of your desired liquor, top the rest with your bloody mix & stir. Garnish with your favorite toppings! Pickles, pickled carrots or onions, olives, bacon, shrimp, celery. The topping choices are endless! 

That is it! Insanely easy and SO yummy. The hardest part is choosing your toppings. And if you add enough toppings it becomes a snack & a drink in one. What a win win cocktail.
Cheers and tag me if you make it!