While the prime time Saturday night game is most assuredly the golden child of regular-season football matchups, there’s something about those early kickoffs that set our Southern hearts aflutter: brunch, anyone? Sipping a spicy Bloody Mary (from a monogrammed cup, of course) as the last of the morning fog lifts is the stuff that a tailgater’s dreams are made of. This week, we’re sharing a recipe for this classic a.m. cocktail that we know you’ll love. Serve this punch in a bowl, decanter, or $2 plastic pitcher—just make sure you bring enough to go around!
If you’re looking for more filling options for your morning tailgate, tote along one of our breakfast casserole recipes.
Instead of stirring all the ingredients together, serve optional shots of vodka on the side, and let guests add it or not.
1 (46-oz.) container low-sodium vegetable juice, chilled
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 cup vodka (optional), chilled
Celery sticks (optional)
1. Combine vegetable juice, next 5 ingredients, and, if desired, vodka in a punch bowl or a pitcher. Serve over ice in glasses. Serve with celery sticks, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used V8 Low Sodium 100% Vegetable Juice.
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