Recipe for the Perfect Bloody Mary
What makes the best bloody Mary?
A bloody Mary can make or break your brunch or special occasion. One size does not fit all when it comes to this spicy breakfast cocktail and hangover cure. From tomato juice or V8 to horseradish, we’ll break down the elements of the perfect bloody Mary. Try this homemade recipe, then explore some of our more unique variations.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 16 oz cocktail
- 136 calories
- 26 grams of sugar
- 145 milligrams of sodium
- 6 ounces good quality tomato juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 TBSP Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
- 1 TBSP squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 tsp sodium celery salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker. Roll until thoroughly mixed and chilled. Pour into large glass. Garnish with celery stalk, pickle, beef stick, or choose your own favorite snack.
Welcome to the home of the Queen of Cocktails! For the classic recipe that’s likely to please most everyone, try this award-winning recipe. It’s very basic mix of seasonings not too spicy, and unlikely to offend anyone. But make no mistake, it’s darned tasty! Feel free to adjust to your own tastes. For a more spicy bloody Mary, kick up the cayenne, add Tabasco sauce, or use an infused vodka. It’s inspired by the famous recipe originally published in the New Yorker by Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway recipe for bloody Mary and frankly, life itself, exemplifies the spirit of our cocktail nation -Big, fat, and larger than life.
Not a fan of vodka cocktails? Try the red snapper, Mary’s gin-soaked cousin.
Best Bloody Mary Recipe Tips:
Rules of the Road – How to make the perfect morning cocktail
- Rule #1
- Always serve it fresh! Avoid making up a large amount in advance to serve at a future date. The acids in the tomato juice will erode the other flavors.
- Rule #2
- Always serve it cold! It’s important to serve the cocktail cold. Use a shaker and lots of ice. Chilling the drink will also slow the breakdown of the seasonings like celery salt, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper.
- Rule #3
- Back it up! Finally, always serve the your bloody Mary recipe with an ice-cold beer chaser. These are typically served in a small glass, but big glasses are fine too!
- Rule #4
- Enjoy a bloody Mary at any time of day or night. After all, It’s 9am Somewhere! Cheers.