This Bloody Mary Recipe is a spicy and delicious vodka cocktail including tomato juice, Worcestershire, and other ingredients for the best drink for brunch or any other time of day.
This easy-to-make cocktail recipe is so delicious that it takes barely any time to make. Savory and zesty with a kick and is also a great recipe to enjoy with your dinner. It only uses a few ingredients and can be ready in no time. Bloody Mary’s are a favorite for weekend brunches and a added bonus to think of all the vitamins you’re getting in each sip! Serve with our Crescent Bacon Breakfast Ring, Breakfast Sliders, or Jalapeno Popper Quiche.
Bloody Mary Ingredients
While there are some decent Bloody Mary mixes you can buy online or in the stores, but making your own bloody Mary mix at home guarantees a fresh mix that makes a big difference.
Vodka: You can use any kind of vodka for this recipe, but unflavored works the best with brands like Titos, Effen, Ketel One or Smirnoff #57. You can spice up your homemade Bloody Mary using these flavored vodkas for something different. Leaving out the vodka all together is also an option if you do not drink alcohol.
Juice: You will need of course tomato juice as well as lemon juice which will add flavor. I use regular tomato juice as the base, but you can also use V-8 juice or Clamato that have built in flavor.
Sauce: Using hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce will give the drink a spicy and smokey flavor.
How To Make Bloody Mary
Step 1. Place the ice into a large tall serving glass. Put in the vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and pepper and combine until fully incorporated.
Step 2. Finish off by adding your favorite toppings for garnish and serve. Enjoy!
Bloody Mary Bar
Everyone tends to have a different preference of how they like their cocktail. Creating a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar is a great option for when you are entertaining.
Bloody Mary Garnish ideas:
- Lemons and Limes
- Celery stalks
- Cucumber slices
- Pickle spears
- Pickled okra or any other pickled veggies
- Pimento or cheese stuffed green olives
- Pickled jalapeños
- Marinated artichoke hearts
- Baby corn
- Bacon or shrimp
- Seasonings – like Old Bay, garlic salt, garlic powder, celery salt, lemon pepper, smoked paprika, black pepper and seasoned salts – great for the rims of glasses.
- Sauces – any hot sauce, pickle juice, BBQ sauce, steak sauce, etc…
Prep and Storing:
Prep the mix up to a week ahead of time. Wait to stir in the vodka until you’re ready to serve and keep the mix refrigerated in the meantime. If you have an airtight container that can hold the recipe. It can be stored in the fridge or freezer. This recipe can last for up to a week in the fridge.
Tips for Making the Best Bloody Mary
Have plenty of ice. Bloody Mary’s are best when served cold. Fill the glasses to the top with ice, and refrigerate the Mary mix before serving.
Rim the glasses with salts or herbs. Pour whatever salts you prefer on small plates and pour a small amount of water on another small plate. Roll the rim of the glass in the water and then in the salt or seasonings.
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Bloody Mary Recipe
- 1 & 1/2 oz. vodka
- 3 oz. tomato juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 4 dashes hot sauce
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ tsp celery salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper cracked
- Your favorite garnishes
- Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and pepper. Stir gently to combine.
- Add your favorite garnishes and enjoy.