Legend has it… When Frank was young, his friends dared him the dariest of dares – jump over the biggest river known to boykind. His best friend Mary knew he needed a special boost. They found some spicy, non-alcoholic bloody Mary mix, heated it up, added butter, then tossed in some leftover chicken wings. Frank immediately felt like he could conquer the world! He hopped on his bike, sped down a hill at 100 MPH, and flew across the river while his friends watched in awe. Mary and Frank created a legendary recipe that day. These wings are juicy, flavorful, and according to legend – gives you the power to do the “impossible”.
PLACE chicken wings in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add 1 cup of the Bloody Mary Mix, turning to coat evenly. Refrigerate 1 hour or longer for more flavor.
MEANWHILE, mix remaining 1 cup Bloody Mary Mix and salt in small saucepan. Cook on medium-high heat until reduced by about half, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; add butter, swirling to mix. Set aside.
PREHEAT oven to 450°F. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard remaining marinade. Place wire rack on large foil-lined baking sheet. Arrange wings in single layer on rack.
BAKE 40 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Remove wings from oven. Brush all over with sauce. Bake 5 minutes longer. Serve with celery sticks and ranch or blue cheese dressing, if desired.