Bloody Mary Recipe

This homemade Bloody Mary recipe is tangy, spicy, and perfectly seasoned, featuring tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, and lemon.

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I never used to be a Bloody Mary fan. But after being married to Alex for a while, his love for the drink started to wear off. He’s obsessed with savory drinks, and the savory spicy tangy flavor of Bloody Mary’s is absolutely up his alley. Now that I’ve been married to him for over 10 years, he’s got me drinking Bloody Mary’s. So of course we wanted to try our hand at a Bloody Mary recipe! It’s perfect for a fancy brunch, featuring that classic combination of tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, and lemon.

How to make this Bloody Mary recipe

This Bloody Mary recipe is spicy and perfectly seasoned, it’s full of vegetable goodness. To make it, simply blend together lemon juice, canned tomatoes, ice, garlic, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and our secret ingredient: Old Bay seasoning. It’s blends up into the most delicious savory concoction! It’s a great alternative to those Bloody Mary mixes that you can find at the grocery: it’s nice to know exactly what’s in it and know there are no additives.

Of course, serving a Bloody Mary recipe is where you can get creative! Here we’ve gone pretty traditional: a celery stalk, and then a skewer with some pickles and olives. Finding some fancy pickles is always fun (and we have lots of homemade pickles recipes for you to choose from). Don’t feel like you need to go simple with just cucumber pickles: try cauliflower and even okra pickles. Since it’s so easy to mix up, this Bloody Mary recipe is a great alternative to pre-made mix – and refreshingly delicious.

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This Bloody Mary recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Bloody Mary Recipe


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This homemade Bloody Mary recipe is tangy, spicy, and perfectly seasoned, featuring tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, and lemon.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • Celery, for garnish
  • Pickles, olives, and wooden skewer, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Juice 1 lemon. Place all ingredients except the vodka and garnishes in a blender and blend until smooth. Then add the vodka and blend again.
  2. To serve, place Old Bay seasoning on a plate; wet the rim of each glass and dip it into the seasoning to rim the glass. Pour in the Bloody Mary and garnish with a celery stalk and a wooden skewer speared with pickles and olives.
  • Category: Drin
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Bloody Mary Recipe, Brunch recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch Drink Recipes, Vegan Drink Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

4 Comments

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    December 30, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I’ve never been the biggest Bloody Mary fan either, but my husband loves them and made a few during the holidays. So I’m warming up slowly, and your recipe looks delicious and easy – I’ll have him use this recipe the next time he whips them up!

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    Chris
    December 30, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    My husband drinks a glass of low sodium veg juice every morning. When we put it on the grocery list, we just write ” gross juice.” Very juvenile, I know… so maybe I would like a version with fresh ingredients? I so want to drink this and have tried to drink his, but have such an aversion! I pledge to try this because, separately, I love each and every ingredient. I think I can, I think I can…

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    Jessie @ Straight to the Hips, Baby
    December 31, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This looks stellar for any morning! I’m just getting into ‘whole juicing’ and this looks like a great way to get an extra dose of veg. Have a happy New Year!

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    Cynthia @ The Simple Fare
    January 2, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I totally hear you about needing perhaps a booze free drink first thing in the morning :) I actually love drinking Bloody Mary mix without the vodka (especially on flights for some strange reason). Thanks for sharing this – excited to try it out!

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