The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe (2024)

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  1. I started using pepperoncini juice for Bloody Marys recently when I was out of other “normal” ingredients. It packs a fun little punch! Can’t wait to try your version. Here was my Instagram post on my “what I had in my cupboard” version.


    1. Looks yummy!


  2. i want one right now!


  3. It looks great! Here in Canada, we have a similar drink called a Caesar – it’s made with Clamato juice instead of tomato juice and the spicier, the better!


  4. I make mine with Clamato and spicy V-8 and three drops of Worcestershire sauce plus all th the rest…yum!


  5. Oh, I love me a good Bloody Mary. All this looks really good. Try switching out the tomato juice with tomato sauce–the vodka won’t thin it down quite so much. Super thick and spicy, with all these ingredients!


    1. Thanks! good to know. 🙂


  6. Great idea for mothers day coming up, cannot wait to try the shrimp garnish. One thing I suggest for everyone to try is adding a splash of A-1, something a bartender showed me some years back. It just adds a little more depth of flavor.


  7. If you don’t want to use alcohol, which I know is crazy, what can I substitute?


    1. Ummmm…. I have no idea, LOL. I think you can just leave it out… but I haven’t tried it that way. Sorry I’m not more help! 🙂


    2. I don’t drink and just leave it out! Just as good in my opinon!!


  8. I had a few too many foo foo drinks last night in celebration of Valentine’s/Presidents Day. This looks amazing to try this morning. Just shared it on FB. I don’t have tomato juice, so I’m going to do what Sally suggested with the tomato sauce. The shrimp idea is amazing. TY for sharing.


    1. LOL!! I hope it was good!


  9. We go on a family reunion camping trip every year and one of the traditions is a bloody Mary…or two…or three 😉 with breakfast. The old geezers use Mrs. T’S premade mixer. I have been making it from scratch for a few years now. So much better than the store bought mixers! This year I’m making this one to take. Sounds so tasty 🙂


  10. So stinking yummo!!! Been searching for a homemade version that rivals our favorites. This is as close as we’ve found! Amazing…thanks for sharing!!


  11. I showed my daughter this picture, and I am making your bloody Mary’s for her birthday lunch on Saturday. I can’t wait. I love a good bloody Mary.


    1. I hope y’all enjoy it!


  12. Yummy
    Also added a little OJ and Siracha to add a little spice. We will be blending in a little tomato pasted to thicken and add color – but this recipe is brilliant


  13. Try using Clamato instead of Tomato juice. Adds great flavor.


  14. This is so. Freaking. Good.

    Rimming with Old Bay is the most brilliant move ever. I love this so much.


    1. So glad you liked it!


  15. Could you make a large batch of this and refrigerate it ahead of time?


    1. Yes, you can make a batch ahead of time, keep it refrigerated and add the vodka just before serving.


  16. Nice touch on the pepperoncini and delish recipe. When I’m in a pinch I use LAVA all natural bloody mary mix. Gluten free so great for my celiac and no high fructose corn syrup or preservatives which is great for IBS. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!


  17. I love a great Bloody Mary. To me they are like the lobster of drinks. And especially when the top of glass is garnished with a salt or celery salt or Old Bay…It must be freshly made (none of that premix stuff for me! I sometimes use clamato juice, V-8, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Yours looks to die for!! Can’t wait to try making it and pray it turns out delicious!!!!!! I’ll probably skip the shrimp and horse radish, but feel good that it will just as tasty!!! I’ve been hunting for the best recipe as this is a favorite of mine and I believe I found it!!! Will keep you posted when I make them!! Thanks so much for this recipe!!!!!


    1. I hoe you like it!


  18. Great. Add a tbl spoon of Sherry and a rind of crisp fried and SMOKED bacon and just go . Great becomes super great.


  19. Great recipe! I also used Clamato juice. I also infused my vodka with pepperoncini peppers. The fresh horseradish is must!


  20. Here in S. Fla, we have Camaronazo which is like Clamato, but instead of clams, it is made with shrimp. It comes in a regular, lime, or spicy.


  21. This recipe is the best. Everyone raves about how good it is.


  22. I’m going to make this in the morning while I cook Thanksgiving dinner. I’m wanting to make it ahead of time, like in a pitcher. How would you suggest doing the ingredients? Hopefully that will work.


    1. Hi Alisha, this recipe was from Colleen at Souffle Bombay. She used to do recipes for my blog. She night be able to assist you. Happy Thanksgiving!


The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe (2024)


The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe? ›

A Dirty Bloody Mary is a variation of the classic Bloody Mary co*cktail. It typically includes the addition of olive brine, giving it a 'dirty' twist. This addition adds a savory, salty depth to the traditional mix of tomato juice, vodka, and various seasonings.

What is the difference between a Bloody Mary and a dirty Bloody Mary? ›

A Dirty Bloody Mary is a variation of the classic Bloody Mary co*cktail. It typically includes the addition of olive brine, giving it a 'dirty' twist. This addition adds a savory, salty depth to the traditional mix of tomato juice, vodka, and various seasonings.

What is in Mr. and Mrs. T Bloody Mary mix? ›


How to enhance Bloody Mary mix? ›

Worcestershire sauce adds greater depth to the umami already inherent in tomato, and the Tabasco brand hot-pepper sauce brings vibrancy with its high acidity but very manageable heat. This bloody Mary is as refreshing as a virgin affair as it is when spiked and garnished.

Why do you put lemon juice in homemade tomato juice? ›

Testing has shown that some current tomato varieties have pH values at or above pH 4.6; a few have values of pH 5 or even higher. Adding the recommended amount of bottled lemon juice or citric acid lowers the pH of all tested varieties enough to allow for the safe process of water bath canning.

What is the best alcohol for a Bloody Mary? ›

Employing vodka ensures that the beverage hews to the classic Bloody Mary formula. But using a different spirit base, say tequila or gin, is welcomed or even encouraged. Variations like the Red Snapper use gin, while the Bloody Maria opts for tequila.

Are Bloody Marys bad for you? ›

Bloody Marys are actually healthy co*cktails.

In addition to electrolytes, sodium, potassium, and Vitamin C, tomatoes also contain lycopene, which is high in antioxidants. Lycopene helps to combat the toxins in the liver (like the toxins that you consumed while drinking the night before.)

What do you call beer and tomato juice? ›

A co*cktail made with beer and tomato juice has several names depending on what region you're ordering it in. Popular names include Red Eye (what we call it), Red Beer, Spicy Beer, Michelada, or Chelada. In theory, a Red Eye is a take on a Bloody mary.

Why would anyone drink Bloody Mary? ›

Preparation and serving. In the United States, the Bloody Mary is a common "hair of the dog" drink, reputed to cure hangovers with its combination of a heavy vegetable base (to settle the stomach), salt (to replenish lost electrolytes), and alcohol (to relieve head and body aches).

What is loaded Bloody Mary mix? ›

Our Loaded Bloody Mary Mix is more than just a co*cktail ingredient; it's a hearty blend brimming with vegetables, spices, peppers, lemon juice, and pure tomato juice. We've enriched it with special ingredients like horseradish for a rich texture and jalapeño peppers for a hint of heat.

What is an extra Bloody Mary? ›

Ingredients. 50ml Good Boy Vodka. 125ml tomato juice – 25ml sweet sherry. 1 tbsp lemon juice.

Does bloody mary mix go bad? ›

In addition to bacterial growth, another reason why Bloody Mary mix expires is due to changes in the quality of the product. Over time, the flavor and texture of the mix may deteriorate, making it less enjoyable to drink. Factors that can affect the quality of Bloody Mary mix include exposure to light, heat, and air.

What hot sauce is best for bloody marys? ›

Cholula sauce blends Piquin peppers, Arbol peppers and spices for a flavorful hot sauce with just a little bite. Even the biggest hot sauce babies can hang with Cholula so try this one next time if you're looking for a boost of spice and light on the heat to create a savory spicy bloody maria!

What kind of olives for Bloody Mary? ›

Green or Black Olives: Another very common garnish, olives are a great choice. Consider pimento-stuffed or (as we'll mention later) green olives stuffed with blue cheese! Pickles: You'll almost always find something pickled. I've seen dill pickle spears or cornichons pierced on co*cktail picks.

What tomato makes the best tomato juice? ›

Best Types of Slicing Tomatoes for Canning

You can use a variety of plums, beefsteaks, brandywine, and Campari tomatoes when making tomato juice. Campari is one of the juiciest tomatoes with a sweet, high sugar content but a low level of acidity.

What is the difference between Clamato juice and tomato juice? ›

Unlike plain tomato juice, which is used to create the Bloody Mary, Clamato is a blend of tomato juice and clam juice. The clam juice adds much more flavor to the co*cktail, and it creates a drink with an overall thinner consistency.

What's better, tomato juice or V8 juice? ›

The V8 juice is a better source of vitamins A and C, while the tomato juice is a better source of potassium and iron. A 1-cup serving of V8 juice contains 72 mg of vitamin C, 2,000 IU of vitamin A, 0.73 mg of iron and 469 mg of potassium.

How do you make tomato juice taste better? ›

How do you enhance the flavor of tomato juice? My mom always added black pepper to hers. If you like spicy, add some hot sauce, chili, or cayenne. A little garlic is good, too.

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