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The Classic Bloody Mary

The best bloody mary

Classic Bloody Mary


2 ounces vodka

4 ounces tomato juice

2 teaspoon lemon juice

1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

3 drops Tabasco sauce

cracked pepper

kosher salt

1⁄4 teaspoon celery salt

1⁄2 tablespoon prepared horseradish (optional)

lime wedges, lemon wedges, celery, green onions, pickled green bean, cooked peppered bacon slice - are all great garnishes!


Rub lemon or lime around rim of glass and then put the rim in kosher salt or Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning if desired.

Add ice to glass.

Mix Vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, Pepper, celery salt and horseradish (if using) and pour in glass.

Garnish with lemon or lime wedge, celery stalk, green onion or pickled green bean.

The Republican Bloody Mary

The trick to a great Bloody Mary is to let it marinate for at least 24 hours. All of the flavors need to settle together.

For a traditional Bloody, you're always going to have Worcestershire, lemon juice, salt, pepper, celery, tomato juice, horseradish—probably tabasco. But the best variations play with spice. Sriracha has garlic in it, which adds to the complexity of the drink.

The garnish is the another way to show off your ingenuity and create a loaded, beautiful looking drink. 

Garnish ideas




Cucumber slices

Kosher pickle spears

Pimento or cheese stuffed green olives

Pickled beans and asparagus

Pickled okra

Pickled beets, cauliflower or carrots

Pickled jalapeños

Pepperocinis, peppadews or other peppers

Large caper berries

Marinated artichoke hearts

Marinated pearl onions

Baby corn



YIELD: 4 to 6 servings


1 qt. tomato juice

1/4 inch horseradish, chopped

1/2 anchovy

1 tsp. Sriracha

1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire

1/2 lime, fresh squeezed

1/2 lemon, fresh squeezed

1 tbsp. vodka

dash of black pepper

dash of sea salt

dash of celery seeds

The Drink

2 oz. vodka

6-8 oz. Bloody Mary mix


Blend horseradish, Worcestershire, anchovies, sriracha, and spices until completely smooth.

Add lemon, lime, and tomato juice and blend.

Adjust the mix to taste depending on how spicy, salty, or citrusy you like it.

Add a tablespoon of vodka to stabilize the mix and keep the juices fresh.

Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 24 hours, ideally three days, but no more than five.

Combine 6-8 ounces of the mix with 2 ounces of vodka.

Garnish as desired.

Houston's Lindsay Lazarus shared a Bloody Mary with us that, just by looking at, you can tell where it's from! Smoked sausage, jalapeños, bacon, shrimp, crab.... and a cherry on top! (Photo/Lindsay Lazarus)

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