When it’s time for brunch, nothing like having a Bloody Mary Cocktail with a homemade Mix! It is ideal for a hot day and after a good party!
What is Bloody Mary?
According to the History of the Creation of the Bloody Mary Cocktail, it is often credited to Fernand Petiot in the 1920s, at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. It seems that he simply spiced up an already existing by a combination of vodka and tomato juice.
What was a Bloody Mary called initially?
After Prohibition ended, Petiot oversaw King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. He brought his signature cocktail to New York City and named it the Red Snapper. Petiot reinvented the cocktail, adding horseradish, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice, and celery salt to his base recipe.
Ingredients For Bloody Mary
Surely you have many of the following ingredients in your pantry to prepare this iconic recipe!
- Tomato Juice
- Horseradish (optional)
- Freshly Lime or Lemon Juice
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Tabasco Sauce
- Black Pepper
- Ice for Serving
- For the Rim optional Chili Powder (tajin), Kosher Salt, or Celery Salt
- For Garnish (see below the options)
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
How to Make Bloody Mary?
Although this Bloody Mary recipe may seem like many ingredients are needed to obtain a delicious result, the truth is that this is not really the case and besides, it is super easy to prepare, so I will guide you step by step!
1.- In a medium serving pitcher add the tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, pepper, and salt to create our homemade Bloody Mary mix, at the end mix well until combined!
2.-Stir Bloody Marys mix to recombine and serve in Collins glasses
3.-Garnish with a celery stick and other items as desired!
What are the Best Garnishes for Bloody Mary?
I love this cocktail because it is like having breakfast and a cocktail at the same time, vodka and only tomato juice sounds very boring so we are going to add more flavor to this delicious cocktail with the following garnishes:
- Celery Stalks
- Cocktail Onions
- Pimiento Stuffed Olives
- Dill Pickle Spears
- Pickled Jalapeños
- Pickled Carrots
- Lime or Lemon Wedges
- Pickled Dilly Beans
- Beef Sticks
- Skewer of Cheese
Variation of a Bloody Mary
This cocktail is very popular, especially in places where there is beach, heat, and hot sand, in my years working managing bars in the hospitality industry we had a high consumption of Bloody Marys and Bloody Caesars, so if you have not tried this cocktail yet I invite you to prepare it and judge for yourself its incredible flavor and contributions to the body, especially as a hangover cure, this is heaven for them!
I will mention more variations that you can create to get different flavors of your choice!
Try this variation:
Tequila– Use Reposado tequila instead vodka to enhance the flavor with the complexity of the agave!
Spicy Flavored Vodka – If you want to add that kick of spiciness use spicy flavored vodkas like Spicy Tamarind or Absolute Peppar.
Herbs: add a small bunch of cilantro for a special flavor that goes very well with the lemon juice and the spiciness of the Tabasco sauce.
Bloody Cesar: Turn it into a Bloody Cesar cocktail by substituting tomato juice for clam juice, it will transport you to the sea from the first sip!
When to serve Bloody Mary?
Bloody Mary, it´s refreshing for these hot days!
Try it as a:
- Brunch with friends
- At the beach
- Pool Parties
- On hot days
- In a bad hangover
- In a Breakfast
Did You Know that this Bloody Mary Changes its Name if We Use a Different Distillate?
Spirit. —- Cocktail Name
- Tequila – “Bloody Maria” …
- Amontillado Sherry “The Sherry Mary” …
- Meade Bourbon “The Bloody Belle” …
- Gin “The Red Snapper” …
- Cognac – “The Chum Bucket” …
Frequently Asked Questions?
Why Don´t You Shake Bloody Mary?
Bloody Mary tastes better if the tomato juice and all the mix maintain its viscosity, so it is better not to do it with a cocktail shaker where we will use ice and that will dilute our mix.
Should I Keep Cold the Bloody Mary Mix?
Be sure to chill your mixture, or at least the tomato juice, before serving. Warm tomato juice can lead to excessive dilution.
What is the Best Tomato Juice to use for Bloody Mary?
After trying various canned and bottled juices and Bloody Mary mixes, a friend (and Bloody Mary expert) revealed her secret to making tasty Bloody Marys at home: vegetable juice. Yes, classic V8 juice delivers more tomato flavor than other bases without any extra work.
What is The Best Vodka for Bloody Mary?
Vodka guide for your best choice to create this delightful Bloody Mary!
You don’t need to buy the finest vodka for this recipe, one that is at an average price will work perfectly!
Absolut – It is as pure as vodka can be, having a rich, full-bodied, and complex flavor, it feels smooth and mellow.
Ketel One – Mild aromas of mint, fennel, and hints of licorice, crunchy and refreshing texture. Sweet flavors with citric and smoky notes and subtle hints of white pepper. Memorable silky and vibrant finish.
Belvedere has a soft aroma of vanilla and rye and a creamy taste with a velvety and round finish. Its softness allows it to be served alone, with ice.
Grey Goose – It’s softness and special character characterize it. On the nose, it is clear, fresh, and with an elegant floral aroma accentuated by a subtle note of citrus.
Tito`s – Slightly sweet with a creamy mouthfeel and cracked black pepper spice. Clean minerality with grain character evident and a faint hint of tinned sweet corn.
Cîroc Is made with fine French grapes and a distinctive flavor of the fifth distillation with an exceptionally fresh, smooth, and fruity taste.
In the end, if you have your favorite brand of vodka, it’s your choice!
Be sure to chill the tomato juice as soon as you buy it, it will keep its thickest state if it’s refrigerated; Besides, no one wants to try lukewarm tomato juice!
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- 1 cup vodka (8 ounces)
- 2 cups tomato juice
- ¼ cup lime or lemon juice
- 1-2 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
- ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Ice for serving
- Garnish with your favorite item!
- In a medium-serving pitcher add the tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, pepper, and salt to create our homemade Bloody Mary mix, at the end, mix well until combined!
- Stir Bloody Marys mix to recombine and serve in Collins glasses
- garnish with a celery stick and other items as desired!
Be sure to chill the tomato juice as soon as you buy it, it will keep its thickest state if it's refrigerated; Besides, no one wants to try lukewarm tomato juice!
Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 627mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 1g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!