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Bloody mary offers many personalities to impress Mom

OK, we’re not insinuating, by running this pictorial right before Mother’s Day, that Mom could really use a drink. Rumor does have it that statistical proof exists of an affinity between mothers (particularly new mothers) and wine, especially, but we leave it to you to decide if the mothers in your life would like to imbibe on the big day. We also get that there are tons of teetotaling mothers out there, and for them we point out that the virgin mary was one of the first mocktails; most of these drinks would be fun even without the booze.

Oh, and if you’d like to treat Mom to something a little more substantial on the big day, we have a listing of local Mother’s Day menus on our website (http://bit.ly/Yf5Nlr).

BLOODY BULL

1 ounce vodka

2 ounces tomato juice

2 ounces beef bouillon

Lemon

Lime

Pour into an ice-filled highball glass. Stir and add a squeeze of lemon and a slice of lime.

Serves 1.

— Recipe from “Mr. Boston All New Official Bartender’s and Party Guide”

BLOODY MARIA

1 ounce tequila

2 ounces tomato juice

1 dash lemon juice

1 dash Tabasco sauce

1 dash celery salt

Lemon slice for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Add a slice of lemon.

Serves 1.

— Recipe from “Mr. Boston All New Official Bartender’s and Party Guide”

VIRGIN MARY

4 ounces tomato juice

1 dash lemon juice

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 drops Tabasco sauce

Salt and pepper, to taste

Wedge of lime for garnish

Fill a large wineglass with ice. Add tomato juice, then remainder of ingredients. Stir and garnish.

Serves 1.

— Recipe from “Mr. Boston All New Official Bartender’s and Party Guide”

BLOODY MARY

4 cups tomato juice

Juice of 2 large lemons

1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 heaping tablespoon prepared horseradish

1½ cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press

2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

¼ to ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Unflavored vodka, to taste

Lemon wedges, for serving

Celery sticks, for serving and munching

To make bloody mary mix, place tomato juice in a large container with a tight-fitting lid. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, garlic, pepper and Tabasco; shake vigorously. Taste and adjust for seasoning; the mixture should be quite spicy.

Pour 1 part vodka and 3 parts bloody mary mix over ice in a shaker. Shake well. Pour into glasses. Squeeze a wedge of lemon over drink (do not subsequently stir or shake drink), discard used wedge. Garnish with a large stick of celery (reserve extra stalks for munching) and a large lemon wedge.

Serves 4 to 6

— Recipe from Martha Stewart Living Television

Contact reporter Heidi Knapp Rinella at hrinella@review journal.com or 702-383-0474.

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