After a long night of New Year's Eve parties, there is only one thing that will make guests feel better: Bloody Marys. Nothing beats the classic hangover drink's power to make a headache disappear. If there is leftover champagne, mix it with orange juice for mimosas. Have lots of sparkling and still water on hand, and make a refreshing nonalcoholic water cocktail with pineapple and rosemary. For these recipes,
3 large stalks celery from the heart, including leaves, plus extra for serving
36 ounces tomato juice (recommended: Sacramento)
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon grated yellow onion
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
12 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco), or to taste
1 1/2 cups vodka
- Cut the celery in large dice, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until finely minced.
- In a large pitcher, combine the rest of the ingredients except the vodka.
- With the food processor running, pour 1/4 of the tomato juice mixture into the food processor through the feed tube.
- Then pour the contents of the food processor into the pitcher with the remaining tomato juice mixture.
- Add the vodka and chill.
- Serve in tall glasses over ice with a stick of celery.
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil with 3 sprigs rosemary.
- Remove from the heat, add the pineapple, sparkling water, and refrigerate for several hours for the flavors to meld.
- Discard the rosemary sprigs and transfer the drink to a pitcher filled with ice. Garnish with the remaining fresh rosemary sprig.