When I got word there was a Bloody Mary Festival coming to St. Paul this summer not going to lie, I freaked out. I love Bloody Mary's because they don't leave me feeling bloated and they are so good with every meal of the day even breakfast. I love adding olives, pickles, beef sticks and cheese to my drink. So, it's kind of like a meal and a drink in one. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

(Photo: Brick and Bourbon)

I have a recipe for you Bloody Mary lovers out there. Check this one out.

Bloody Mary Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaping tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • Unflavored vodka, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Celery sticks, for serving and munching

Directions:
Step 1
Place tomato juice in a large container with a tight-fitting lid. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, garlic, pepper, and Tabasco; shake vigorously. Taste, and adjust for seasoning; the mixture should be quite spicy.

Step 2
Pour 1 part vodka and 3 parts Bloody Mary mix over ice in a shaker. Shake well. Pour into glasses. Squeeze a wedge of lemon over drink, discard used wedge. Garnish with a large stick of celery and a large lemon wedge. Or like me a meal in a glass (Beef stick, Cheese, shrimp, or whatever else you want to throw in there).

In case you want to leave it to the professionals and join in the festivities.

Bloody Mary Festival Coming This Spring to The Twin Cities. This event is taking place at the Union Depot in St. Paul, Friday May 1st 2-5 pm and Saturday, May 2nd  10:30 am-1:30 pm. There are a few different options for tickets, general admission or VIP options. (VIP allows you 1 hour early admission so you can have a head start) You do have to be 21+ to come to this event. They are expecting a sold out event.

Your ticket includes over 2 hours enjoying Minnesota's most delicious Bloody Marys, created by the finest bars and restaurants. There will also be live music to enjoy.

Bloody Marys from:

- Twin Cities 400 Tavern
- Tailgate Sports Cafe
- Black Dog Cafe
- Garage Bar & Bowl
- Kelly's Korner
- Pizza Lucé
- Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille
- Cafe Thyme

- Topside Bloody Blend
- Miss Mary's Morning Elixir Premium Bloody Mary Mix
- Demitri's Bloody Mary Seasonings
- Infusion Gardens
- Remedy Bloody Mary Mix
- Morning Wood Bloody Mary Mix
- Jack Links Bloody Mary

All Bloody Marys will be made with the same vodka that happens to be  Gray Duck Vodka.

You can also enjoy food and drink samples from: White Claw Hard Seltzer, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Folly Coffee, Philtera Cold Brewed Coffees, Bootleggers Brewing Company, Northstar Kombucha, Polar Seltzer, Proud Mary's Fixins, T-Rex Cookie Company, LLC, Silver Spring Foods, Inc. & more. They are adding more daily.