Nothing says brunch like a Bloody Mary. I'm not sure why; they just seem to go together. I'm not a huge fan of them, but my husband and father-in-law are, and they're a festive drink with Christmas colors. Oh, and they also scream Southern so for my Southern Coastal Christmas Brunch, they were a perfect fit! I should have made a double pitcher of these; they were gone in a hurry!
1 46-ounce bottle spicy tomato juice (like V8)
1 1/2 cups vodka
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons horseradish
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Tobasco, to taste
celery stalks, to garnish
Combine all ingredients, except celery stalks in a large pitcher. Stir and adjust to taste.
Pour over ice (or not), garnish with a celery stalk, and serve.
Recipe adapted from The Comfort Table, by Katie Lee.