Virgin Mary is the name of RVDB's favourite non-alcoholic cocktail. It is a Bloody Mary made without vodka. Therefore, it is essentially tomato juice, possibly with extra spices.
This cocktail is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, by analogy with the fact that the Bloody Mary was named after Mary I of England.

TOMATO SECTION!

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See also: Fantastic Cocktails & Mixed Drinks (Murdoch Books).
Please mail your Virgin Mary recipe to RVDB: rajvdb@xs4all.nl..

You need a lot of tomato juice to make these fine VIRGIN MARYs!
Did you know that... the tomato is probably the world's single most wonderful vegetable? Though technically it's a fruit! Tomatoes are low in calories but high in Vitamins C and E, plus potassium, beta carotene and lycopene, which helps some forms of cancer by preventing damage by free radicals. But, is this true?

COOL

Ingredients
2 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons (tbsp) A1-sauce
1/4 teaspoon (tsp) liquid hot pepper seasoning
4 lime or lemon wedges
4 celery stalks
ice cubes

Directions

In small pitcher, blend tomato juice, A-1 and hot pepper seasoning. Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lime or lemon and celery stalk.

NO TIME (RVDB)

Ingredients
25 cl tomato juice
1/9 tsp grey pepper
1 small piece of celery stalk
1 big ice cube

Directions

Pour juice together with all ingredients into HEINEKEN glass (type: "VAASJE"). No time for garnish with whatsoever.



The CASA FIESTA Virgin Mary (recipe below) has been poured into a HEINEKEN glass. However, everybody is free to take another type of glass. Although we do advice not to use a wine glass.

CASA FIESTA

Ingredients
(basic)

24 cl (8 oz) tomato juice
1/9 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
3 small pieces of celery stalk
2 big ice cubes

Ingredients
(CF's pepper sauce)

Peppers (51%)
Spirit vinegar
Salt

Casa Fiesta is a product of BRUCE FOODS CORPORATION

Directions

Combine tomato juice, lemon juice, pepper, and celery stalks... And 1/2 tsp of CF's pepper sauce! Shake well and strain into a fine glass filled with the big ice cubes.

WINE?

Ingredients
12 cl (4 oz) tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 drops Tabasco sauce

Directions
Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add tomato juice, then the rest of the ingredients. Stir and garnish with a wedge of lime.

SCIENCE

Ingredients
7 oz. (21 cl) tomato juice
0.5 oz. (15 ml) lemon juice
0.125 tsp (5 ml) salt
0.125 tsp (5 ml) black pepper
0.125 tsp (5 ml) celery seed

Directions
Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Combine Tomato Juice, Lemon Juice, Salt, Pepper, Celery Seed, Worcestershire, and Tabasco. Shake well and strain into a Highball glass mostly filled with ice cubes. Garnish with celery stick and lime wedg.

SHAKER

Ingredients
2 tsp celery salt
1 tsp black pepper
Ice
120ml tomato juice
15ml lemon juice
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Dash Tabasco sauce

Directions
Frost the rim of a large goblet with combined celery salt and pepper. Combine ice, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce in cocktail shaker; shake well. Strain into goblet.

HOT

Ingredients
2 cups tomato juice
3 tbsp A1 sauce
1 tsp liquid hot pepper seasoning
4 lime or lemon wedges
4 celery stalks
ice cubes

Directions

In small pitcher, blend tomato juice, A-1 and hot pepper seasoning. Pour into 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lime or lemon and celery stalk.

STILL LIGHT

Ingredients
19.5 ml still mineral water
5.0 ml Tomato Juice
0.5 ml Lemon Juice
0.1 tsp Black Pepper
0.1 tsp Celery Seed

Directions
Combine still water (ice cold!), tomato juice, lemon juice, pepper, and celery seed. Shake well and strain into a Highball glass mostly filled with ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedg.

BLOODY MARY MIX

Ingredients



Directions - no alcohol
Use Mr & Mrs' BM MIX as a regular Virgin Mary, and...

Alcoholic Directions
Use the BMM to compile your Bloody Mary...

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Please, scroll up or down for more mix recipes!

SPARKLING LIGHT

Ingredients
19.5 ml sparkling mineral water
5.0 ml Tomato Juice
0.5 ml Lemon Juice
0.1 tsp Black Pepper
0.1 tsp Celery Seed

Directions
Combine sparkling water (ice cold!), tomato juice, lemon juice, pepper, and celery seed. Shake well and strain into a Highball glass mostly filled with ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedg.

FRESH

Ingredients
6 ripe tomatoes
3 celery stalks
1 garlic clove (optional)
1 red chilli, deseeded
ice cubes
a dash of Worcestershire sauce

Directions
To skin the tomatoes, cut a small cross in the base. Put into a large bowl and cover with boiling water.
Leave for 1 minute, then drain and pull of the skins. Juice the tomatoes, celery, garlic, if using, and chilli.
Pour into a jug of ice, stir in the Worcestershire sauce, if using, then serve.

VEGETABLE

Ingredients
8 cups vegetable juice
2 tbsp prepared horseradish
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot pepper sauce

Directions
Mix in large pitcher. Season to taste with pepper, or more hot sauce. Cover and chill until cold. Serve, over ice, in tall glasses. Garnish with celery stalks.

PERRIER

Ingredients
14 cl tomato juice
7 cl PERRIER
15 ml lemon juice
1/9 tsp grey pepper
1/9 tsp celery seed

Directions
Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Combine Tomato Juice, PERRIER, Lemon Juice, Pepper, and Celery Seed. Shake well and strain into a Highball glass mostly filled with ice cubes. Garnish with celery stalks and lime wedg.

TOMATO SECTION!

The Virgin Mary's quality is indispensable linked to the quality of the used tomato juice. Yes, we certainly need fine tomato juice. Unfortunately it is not very easy to get your hand on good juice. Many tomato juices use low quality tomatoes, are based on bad recipes, or both, in that case wrong tomatoes are processed using wrong formulas. You will find this kind of bad juices everywhere, particularly in many of the well known grocery and food chains all over Europe and America. In this 'Tomato Section' we won't mention these juices and brands, but we like to provide you positively with some nice examples. It's a pleasure to present to you the next excellent tomato juices.

VIDA. This is a good one indeed! We tried VIDA in the Spanish city of Sevilla for the first time.

LUNA TERRA ia a nice one. It is enriched with real sea salt. That's smart! We bought this tomato juice at a 'green store' in Amsterdam. The juice is certainly OK to process an OK Virgin Mary. And this is certain too: you won't have to add salt!
You like to use LUNA TERRA too? Please, e-mail us and we will provide you with the address of our supplier.

LOOZA is a Belgian tomato juice, good but very spicy, so be careful when compiling a Virgin Mary with LOOZA. This juice was depictured and tested at Schiphol, the airport of Amsterdam. Maybe a strange place to meet a Belgian high quality tomato juice for the very first time!
Like to know more? Surf to www.loosa.be/

Branding isn't always easy. 'ÉcoPLUS' doesn't sound nice, but it is perhaps the best tomato juice there is. We are convinced this is a real premium one! To our surprise ECO+ is sold in nearly every regular food store in France. Viva ECO+! Viva La France.

JAFADEN is also from France. And like ECO+ sold nearly everywhere. And again we are convinced this is a real premium quality juice too! Can you believe it? We do, as the French kitchen equates to quality.

MR & MRS' BM - Beware! Very, very spicy! Got this stuff on a Norwegian plane. Even under low pressure this juice is hot. It stays hot in Norway too, so take care while preparing your Virgin Mary. See also our NEW MIX above.

 

VIRGIN TOMATO

Ingredients
30 cl tomato juice
1/6 tsp grey pepper
1/6 tsp salt (optional)
Celery leafs

Directions
Fill a large glass with ice. Add the tomato juice, then the rest of the ingredients. Stir thoroughly.

YOUR VIRGIN MARY


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SIMILAR DRINKS

Death of a Virgin
Bloody Mary
Black Swedish Virgin
Alexi's Spicy Bloody Mary
Algonquin Bloody Mary

BONUS - Bloody Mary

Ingredients
4,5 cl (1 1/2 oz) Vodka
9 cl (3 oz) Tomato Juice
1 dash Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 - 3 drops Tabasco Sauce
1 Lime wedge

Directions
Shake all ingredients (except lime wedge) with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the wedge of lime and serve.

Alcohol
12%

DISCLAIMER

RVDB can not be held responsible for the content of these recipes. If you don't like them, don't blame us. RVDB can't assure any positive health effects of drinking tomato juice generally and VIRGIN MARY particularly.
This page is not sponsored, authorized, or endorsed by HEINEKEN, PERRIER, BRUCE FOODS CORPORATION, MR & MRS T, and/or VATICAN.

 

 



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