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The Italian Flag (John's Italian Bloody Mary) Recipe by Rachael Ray

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PHOTO: The Italian Flag (Johns Italian Bloody Mary) Recipe by Rachael Ray
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Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Make a pitcher of this Italian Bloody Mary mix ahead of time, and you can add the vodka by the glass when you serve.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
  • 2 oz aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bunch (around 8 leaves) fresh basil, plus some sprigs for garnish
  • 1 bottle (1 to 2 quarts) tomato or spicy vegetable juice
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon (or to taste) Calabrian chili paste
  • Bocconcini (small mozzarella balls), for garnish
  • Pimento stuffed olives, for garnish
  • Giardiniera, for garnish
  • Fresh crab claws, for garnish
  • Cooking Directions

    Muddle the horseradish, balsamic vinegar, celery salt and pepper at the bottom of a sealable pitcher or container. Add the basil and muddle some more. Add the remaining ingredients, shake well, and strain into a pitcher to serve.

    For each drink, pour 1 1/2 ounces vodka into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with the Bloody Mary mix and stir gently. Garnish with a fresh basil sprig and a mozzarella ball stuck on a cocktail spear.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for "Good Morning America."

    Copyright 2015 Ray Marks Co. LLC. All rights reserved.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: horseradish, tomato juice

    Course: Lunch, Drinks

    More Info: Low Fat


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