Mario Batali Holiday Drink Balsamic Bloody Mary Recipe

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The Food Network's Mario Batali used this recipe on his Thanksgiving Show.

I made a note of the recipe and thought how perfect it would be for a Holiday Brunch thanks to it's beautiful red color and green celery stalk.

Make Mario Batali Balsamic Bloody Mary Recipe

24 ounces vegetable cocktail
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 lime, juiced, plus 1 lime, cut into wedges
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish, plus 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Hot pepper sauce
8 ounces vodka
4 celery stalks, with leaves
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

In a large pitcher, combine the vegetable cocktail, celery seed, pepper, citrus juices, 2 tablespoons grated horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Fill 4 glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces vodka to each and fill three-quarters full with the vegetable cocktail mix. Sprinkle with the remaining horseradish, place 1 celery stalk in each glass, and squeeze a lime wedge over each glass before dropping the wedge into the glass. Float a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar on the top of each drink and serve.

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