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)


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

And don't forget to garnish with toppings! What is the difference between a Bloody Mary and a dirty Bloody Mary? Like a dirty martini, a dirty Bloody Mary typically contains olive or pickle brine, along with the other traditional ingredients. Try splashing some brine in yours for a salty, savory punch!

How do you doctor up a Bloody Mary mix? ›

How to make the best Bloody Mary? Skip the mix and doctor up your tomato juice from scratch with horseradish, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Kenji is the former culinary director for Serious Eats and a current culinary consultant for the site.

What is best tomato juice for Bloody Mary? ›

There is no one "best" juice to use for a Bloody Mary, as personal taste preferences can vary greatly. Some common juices that are often used in Bloody Marys include 100% Tomato juice, Clamato, Vegetable juice and even green tomatillo juice.

Is Bloody Mary the healthiest drink? ›

Bloody Marys are actually healthy co*cktails.

They still taste amazing and have more health benefits than the boozy version, albeit, they may not be as fun without the vodka. In addition to electrolytes, sodium, potassium, and Vitamin C, tomatoes also contain lycopene, which is high in antioxidants.

Who makes a good Bloody Mary mix? ›

Best Overall

McClure's is known for making some tasty pickles, so this Bloody Mary mix incorporates some of those briny, salty flavors. McClure's uses the pickle brine from its other products in the mix, along with dill, garlic, and black pepper for seasoning.

What do Canadians call Bloody Marys? ›

of course, Canada is the home of the Caesar co*cktail. the Caesar co*cktail. you're very proud of that, which is? Caesar is kind of like a Bloody Mary, but with clam juice.

What is a muddy Bloody Mary? ›

3 cups Tomato Juice. .5 cup Beef Broth. .5 cup Cold Brew Coffee. .5 cup Lemon Juice.

Is it weird to order a Bloody Mary at night? ›

Still, there's no hard-and-fast rule that prevents the drink from being made or enjoyed any time of day. Bloody Marys are highly customizable, and many ingredients (even the traditional tomato juice and vodka bases) are subbed out for others.

Why do you have to drink Bloody Mary in the morning? ›

Bloody Mary enthusiasts enjoy some relief from the numbing effects of the alcohol, as well as the placebo effect. Its reputation as a restorative beverage contributes to the popularity of the Bloody Mary in the morning and early afternoon, especially at brunches.

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


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.

What hot sauce is good in a Bloody Mary? ›

For a Classic Bloody: Tabasco ($4)

hot sauce. It burst onto the hot sauce scene about 60 years before the spicy red co*cktail it so often gives life. More heat than nuanced flavor, Tabasco's rough vinegar spice makes it the tangy bruiser of the bunch.

Is V8 better than tomato juice for Bloody Mary? ›

V8 – My go-to tomato juice for making the best Bloody Mary recipe! I like how viscous it is, as well as the acidity, without an overwhelming amount of saltiness. Vodka – I like using a vodka that doesn't have too much flavor on its own, or one that has a bit of spice and bitterness to go with our tomato juice.

What do you drink if you like Bloody Mary? ›

Bloody Mary: Recipe, 3 Variations & 8 Alternatives
  • Michelada.
  • Caesar.
  • Red Snapper.
  • Virgin Mary (non-alcoholic)
  • Bloody Maria.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Salty Dog.
  • Mimosa.

What kind of Bloody Mary mix does American Airlines use? ›

Rumor has it that Bloody Mary mix was first offered in the air in the early '60s when an American Airlines exec sampled Mr. and Mrs. "T" and immediately contracted the mix for the entire fleet. American now serves Campbell's, which makes the stuff only because it was persuaded to do so specifically for airlines.

Are there different versions of Bloody Mary? ›

Though most recipes start with vodka and tomato juice, there are endless variations on the traditional formula, and trying new and different iterations is rewarding. Whether you like your Mary with vodka, gin or even bourbon, and whether you prefer it spicy or herbaceous, check out these dozen recipes.

What hot sauce is best in Bloody Mary? ›

For a Classic Bloody: Tabasco ($4)

Tabasco is the O.G. hot sauce. It burst onto the hot sauce scene about 60 years before the spicy red co*cktail it so often gives life. More heat than nuanced flavor, Tabasco's rough vinegar spice makes it the tangy bruiser of the bunch.


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