Celebuzz Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Bloody Mary Featuring Ketel One Vodka

As the exciting yet horrifying countdown to 2017 continues, Celebuzz and Ketel One Vodka wanted to remind you of a very special holiday, January 1, 2017 marks National Bloody Mary Day, a tribute to the greatest morning cocktail on earth!

Whether it was named after Queen Mary I of England in the mid-1550s or at the famed Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1920s, Ketel One Vodka believes the Bloody Mary deserves just as much recognition as New Year’s Day. So, we invite you to embrace the first day of the New Year with our favorite brunch cocktail. It’s on a Sunday, after all.

For your perfect Bloody Mary, try the Ketel One Classic Bloody Mary, mixed with Ketel One Vodka and our classic DIY Bloody Mary base, topped with the garnish of your choice.

Or, for a twist on the classic, try the Ketel One Clamato, made with Ketel One and Clamato (a tomato juice flavored with spices and clam broth) or the Ketel One Southwest Bloody Mary!

For more vodka cocktail classics, you can visit KetelOne.com.

Ketel One Clamato

Ketel One Clamato

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
3 oz. Clamato

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a celery stalk, olive, lemon wedge or bacon.


Ketel One Classic Bloody Mary

Ketel One Classic Bloody Mary

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
3 oz. Bloody Mary Base
Garnish: celery stalk, olive, lemon wedge, or bacon.

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a celery stalk, olive, lemon wedge or bacon.

*Ketel One Bloody Mary Base (Yields twelve 3 oz. servings)
1L Tomato juice
4 oz. Lemon juice
4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper
1 tsp. Smoked paprika
5 tbsp. Horseradish
3 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
7-10 Dashes Hot sauce


Ketel One Southwest Bloody Mary

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Ingredients:
1 oz. Ketel One Vodka
0.5 oz. mezcal
3 oz. Ketel One Southwest Bloody Mary Base*
charred bell pepper
jalapeno slice for garnish

Southwest Bloody Mary Base*
12 oz. tomato juice
5 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 pinches salt
1 tbsp. horseradish
3 pinches black pepper
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
8 oz. salsa

Directions:
Add ice and roll ingredients from shaker into a rocks glass. Garnish with a charred bell pepper and jalapeno.


Please remember to drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive!