Bloody Mary Mix

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Our Bloody Mary mix delivers an iconic Sunday brunch cocktail with bold zesty flavors and a spicy kick. Served over ice, this drink begins with premium vodka and a base of rich tomato juice infused with a medley of delicious tangy ingredients and savory spices.

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Bloody Mary Cocktail.

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👩🏻‍🍳 Why This Recipe’s a Keeper

  • Bold Flavor Profile. This spicy Bloody Mary mix combines vodka with a rich base of tomato juice and the invigorating heat of spices. It’s ideal for morning enjoyment or as an evening sipper.
  • Versatility. This easy recipe allows for customization to suite individual tastes. Whether you prefer a subtle kick or an intense heat, the spice level can be adjusted to cater to a wide range of flavor preferences.
  • Elevated Brunch Experience. This morning cocktail is ideal for leisurely weekend mornings. It’s savory and spicy notes pair exceptionally well with classic brunch dishes, while making the meal more exciting.
  • Homemade Appeal: Crafting a spicy Bloody Mary mix at home allows for creative control over the ingredients. Our homemade mix outshines store-bought alternatives, as it uses high-quality fresh ingredients.
  • Perfect Party Drink: It’s an excellent choice for entertaining guests. With a bevy of customizable garnishes, it’s has a visually appealing presentation. It’s a showstopper at any gathering.
Bloody Mary Mix served over ice in a glass with tangy garnishes.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Tomato Juice: It’s the base of any Bloody Mary. Make sure to use a good-quality one. I prefer the original V8.
  • Vodka: The most common type of alcohol for Bloody Marys. But feel free to use whichever alcohol you have on hand, like tequila. Or you can leave it out for a virgin cocktail.
  • Lemon Juice (freshly-squeezed): Adds freshness and acidity to the Bloody Mary.
  • Prepared Horseradish: Adds a great spiciness and bite to the drink.
  • Hot Sauce: Adds a bit more warmth and spice. I like Tabasco, but feel free to use what you have on hand.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Adds a funky, umami flavor to the Bloody Mary. It enhances the earthy flavor of the tomato juice.
  • Old Bay Seasoning: It has a spicy, smoky, floral flavor that pairs really well with tomato and lemon. It has such a delicious taste.
  • Celery Salt: Adds a subtle vegetable flavor to enhance the earthy flavor of the tomato.
  • Smoked Paprika: Adds a warm, smoky flavor to the drink.
  • Sea Salt: Enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Ground Black Pepper: Adds a rustic taste and aroma with a bit of heat.
Ingredients for Bloody Mary Mix.

👨🏻‍🍳 Expert Tips

For rimming the cocktail glasses: If desired, you can use Tajin or Margarita salt instead of the mix of sea salt and Old Bay seasoning.

How to batch this drink for a crowd: Multiple the ingredients based on the number of servings you need. Mix it in a large container with a lid – this will allow for easy serving at parties or gatherings. Let the Bloody Mary mix sit for a few hours or overnight (in a sealed container) in the fridge. This will allow the flavors to meld for a more harmonious cocktail.

📖 Recipe Steps

Recipe Prep: Rim the glass for your Bloody Mary mix. Fill a small shallow bowl with water, and another bowl with 1 tablespoon coarse salt plus 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning. Dip the rim of the glass in the water, then in the Old Bay salt. Add ice to the glass, then set it aside.

  1. In a mason jar or cocktail, add tomato juice.
  2. Pour vodka into jar.
  3. Add in the prepared horseradish.
  4. Add Old Bay seasoning, celery salt, and smoked paprika.
How to make a Bloody Mary cocktail at home, step by step.
  1. Drizzle in the hot sauce.
  2. Pour in the lemon juice
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Add ice to the jar. Attach the lid of the jar. Shake the Bloody Mary mix until well chilled and fully combined – about 30 seconds.
How to make a Bloody Mary mix at home.
  1. Strain the Bloody Mary mix into the prepared glass, and garnish as desired. I like to include a celery stalk, lemon wheel, a cornichon, and a few green olives. But feel free to use whatever tangy and briny garnishes you have on hand.
Bloody Mary cocktail garnished with green olives, Gherkin pickle, stalk of celery, and a lemon wheel.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

Adjusting the spice level is easy. Start with a smaller amount of your preferred hot sauce or ground black pepper. Taste the drink, and gradually add more until you reach the desired level of heat. Remember, you can always add more spice, but it’s challenging to tone it down once it’s too hot.

Absolutely! Simply omit the vodka, and you’ll still have a delicious Bloody Mary mix. Consider adding a bit more tomato juice or other non-alcoholic bases to maintain the balance of flavors.

Homemade mix can typically be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. For longer shelf life, consider freezing portions in ice cube trays for convenient use in the future. Shake well before using if it has been sitting for a while.

A clean and neutral vodka works best, as it allows the other flavors to shine. However, feel free to experiment with flavored vodkas if you want to add an extra layer of complexity to your cocktail.

If you find the mix too acidic, try adding a touch of sweetness with a splash of orange juice or a pinch of sugar. Adjust to taste, keeping in mind that the acidity should complement the savory and spicy elements.

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Flavor testers said this is the BEST Bloody Mary Mix they’ve every made. They greatly enjoyed this simple recipe and it’s fresh, tangy flavor that’s spicy and bold. They said it could rival any Bloody Mary served at a beach bar on vacation, or at their favorite brunch eatery.

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This classic Bloody Mary mix is the perfect drink for Sunday brunch, or to enjoy as an evening sipper. It’s tangy, crisp, spicy and bold.


Ingredients

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Bloody Mary Mix

  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

For Rimming the Glass

  • Water
  • Sea Salt
  • Old Bay seasoning

For Garnishing (optional)

  • Celery stalk
  • Lemon wheel
  • Green olives
  • Cornichon

Instructions

Recipe Prep: Rim the cocktail glass for your Bloody Mary. Fill a small shallow bowl with water, and another bowl with 1 tablespoon coarse salt plus 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning. Dip the rim of the glass in the water, then in the Old Bay salt. Add ice to the glass, then set it aside.

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add all of the ingredients: tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning, celery salt, smoked paprika, and pinches of salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Attach the lid to the cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled and fully combined – about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain the Bloody Mary mix into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish as desired.

Notes

For rimming the cocktail glasses: If desired, you can use Tajin or Margarita salt instead of the mix of sea salt and Old Bay seasoning.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaking
  • Cuisine: American
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