One of my favorite holiday traditions can still be continued in the bus. I have already made a couple of batches of these this season. More coming soon.
Every Thanksgiving I made a big pitcher of Bill Bridges Tequila Bloody Mary recipe. Bill Bridges was a Life magazine photographer but I met him during my years as Editor of The National Falcon News. Along with photos of his Falcon, he sent this recipe along one time. As I cooked throughout Thanksgiving Day and guests gathered, this refreshing recipe became a holiday favorite.
2.5 C Tomato Juice
2.5 C V-8 Juice
1.5 C Orange Juice (not from concentrate)
1/2 C Worcestershire sauce
2.5 T Pickapeppa sauce
4 t Tabasco sauce
1+ C Lime juice
3 C Tequila
12 drops Angostura Bitters
Coarse ground black pepper
After savoring these for several years, I decided to call Bill and tell him how much we enjoyed them. I got his wife on the phone and she told me he had recently passed away. I should have called sooner.
Now whenever we pour one, I toast Bill Bridges.