Palmetto Bloody Mary

The most amazing Bloody Mary ever created.  Slightly spicy with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, this cocktail was created using fresh tomato juice elevating the flavor to something completely incredible.  

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I tasted something wonderful. In 2008, my mother-in-law, Eloise, (who lived in Hilton Head at the time) picked my family up from the airport and swiftly whisked us away to an amazing paradise.  It was a beautiful resort in South Carolina….The Inn at Palmetto Bluff.  If you haven’t been there and want to experience a low-key, laid-back southern vacation….this is the place for you.  It has several restaurants, beautiful cottages, immaculate grounds….the list goes on and on.  It even has a chapel!  If I wasn’t married, I would have my wedding here.  I would save every cent and blow it all on the most over-the-top…but low-key…wedding and invite everyone I know.  Because I would want them to see this dream land.  And sit on a dock and drink the most incredible Bloody Mary with me while we listen to the sounds of the South.  The Bloody Mary from their Buffalo’s restaurant has been etched in my memory ever since.  It was perfection in a glass.

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I usually don’t like Bloody Mary’s.  Most of the time their too thick to be refreshing.  Not theirs.  It was cool, spicy, tangy and thirst-quenching.  The perfect hydration after a long flight.  Well, maybe not but it certainly TASTED refreshing.  The glass was rimmed with Old Bay and the olives were paired with pickled okra.  Pickled okra!!!  I don’t know about you but this was a new food revelation for me.  And I wanted to stay there forever.  Seriously.  I’m pretty sure the moment we arrived at Eloise’s house I started looking at real estate prices and then realized I would need to find a job there….and perhaps, win the lottery.

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Since that day, I vowed to make my own version at home and since it’s been 6 years since I’ve visited Buffalo’s at Palmetto Bluff the cocktail may not be quite the same but it will do.  It will have to do because despite the fact that I’m dying to go back there and vacation for more than a day….it’s probably not in the immediate future.  For my version I used fresh tomato juice because everything tastes better fresh.  I used my Breville Juice Fountain which helped me shave minutes off the juicing process.  It took me 3 whole minutes to juice 6 tomatoes.  3 minutes.  And the flavor can’t be beat, seriously.  I purchased my juicer at Williams-Sonoma and they offer a great resource page to help you decide which product will work best for you! You could use commercial tomato juice but if you can get your paws on some fresh tomato juice….do it.

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You know what the best thing is about the Palmetto Bloody Mary besides the fresh juice, the hint of Old Bay and the pickled okra garnish?  You don’t have to wait until 5:00 PM to enjoy one.  In fact, it’s perfectly acceptable for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!  So, find a porch…pull up a rocking chair…and swill.

Disclaimer:  This is not a paid or sponsored post.  The Breville Juice Fountain Elite is a product I use and love, I just wanted to share my thoughts will all of you.

Palmetto Bloody Mary

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bloody mary
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Kellie

start up brunch with this palmetto Bloody Mary!

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Ingredients

  • 25 ounces fresh squeezed tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon old bay seasoning plus extra for rimming the glasses
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons olive juice
  • 4 olives
  • 2 pickled okra

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, whisk together the tomato juice, vodka, worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon old bay, horseradish and olive juice. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.
  2. Add some old bay to a bowl and a small amount of water in another bowl. One at a time, dip the rim of two glasses first in the water and then the Old Bay. Set aside.
  3. Remove the Bloody Mary mixture from the refrigerator and whisk again. Divide the mixture between the two glasses, garnish with olives and okra. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Palmetto Bloody Mary
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Potassium 889mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 35.4%
Vitamin C 84.2%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

12 comments on “Palmetto Bloody Mary”

  1. Oh my! That is probably the most well-thought out Bloody Mary I’ve eve seen!

  2. Your drink and vacation sound absolutely dreamy!

  3. This may sound weird, but this drink always reminds me of my dad – we used to always have one together at this Italian restaurant he used to take my brothers and I to. Love this version!

  4. Love it! And i love your twist on it!

  5. This bloody Mary looks awesome! That pickled okra is calling my name!

  6. Oh my goodness. That is a serious Bloody Mary.

  7. Once you have a Bloody Mary made with fresh tomato juice, you’ll never go back to the bottled mixes! I always garnish mine with pickled okra, too 🙂

  8. This summer was the first time I had a Bloody Mary. Yes I’ve led a sheltered life! I used fresh tomato juice as well. I’m sure I’d enjoy it more at the beautiful place you described.

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