This Bloody Mary Cocktail is a spicy take on a classic. Bloody Mary’s are a great brunch cocktail, learn how to make one in the comfort of your home!
Bloody Mary Recipe
When first asked to make a Bloody Mary cocktail, I was intrigued – I had actually never had one before! I’m Canadian and “our version” of a Bloody Mary is called a Caesar (like the salad) and is made not with tomato juice but with clamato – a combination of clam juice and tomato juice. (If you’re curious to try it, check out my Caesar Cocktail recipe.)
The original Bloody Mary cocktail was simply equal parts tomato juice and vodka – delicious and clean, but the cocktail has evolved in the past century to now be known for having just the right amount of kick thanks to the addition of lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper, and sometimes Worcestershire sauce.
I experimented with a few classic Bloody Mary recipes before settling on this version – which my dad declared his favorite. You can adjust the spice to make it cleaner or spicier to your liking.
While I provide a measurement for the tomato juice in this recipe, I usually just top the glass off with tomato juice until it’s full, so sometimes we have more, sometimes we have less.
Our Bloody Mary cocktail recipe is a delicious option for brunch or for late evening hang-outs, whether around a bonfire or on the patio. I hope you love it!
Ingredients for a Bloody Mary Cocktail
- 4 oz vodka
- 8 oz tomato juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Dash Worcestershire sauce, to taste
- Dash Hot sauce, to taste
- Coarse salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 celery stalks, cleaned and cut to glass size, optional garnish
- Lemon slices, optional garnish
- 1 teaspoon cajun spice mix
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How to Make a Bloody Mary Cocktail
Place the Cajun spice mix in a shallow dish wide enough to fit the mouth of your glass in.
Wet the edge of your glasses with a bit of water and roll it in the Cajun spice to create a spicy rim.
Fill your glasses with ice and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Shake to combine.
Divide the cocktail mixture among the two glasses. Top with tomato juice.
Garnish with a stalk of celery and a lemon slice.
When do you like to enjoy your Bloody Mary cocktails? Are they a brunch cocktail or will you be making them for late evening porch sipping?
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Bloody Mary Cocktail
- 4 ounce vodka
- 8 ounce tomato juice
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- dash Worcestershire sauce to taste
- dash hot sauce to taste
- pinch coarse salt and pepper to taste
- 2 stalks celery optional
- 2 slices lemon optional
- 1 teaspoons cajun spice
- Place the cajun spice mix in a shallow dish wide enough to fit the mouth of your glass in.Wet the edge of your glasses with a bit of water and roll it in the cajun spice to create a spicy rim.
- Fill your glasses with ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Shake to combine.
- Divide the cocktail mixture among the two glasses. Top with tomato juice.
- Garnish with a stalk of celery and a lemon slice.Serve immediately.