Bloody Mary

Recipes for Bloody Mary

9/28/20231 min read

wine glass with juice in shallow focus photography
wine glass with juice in shallow focus photography

A Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail known for its bold and savory flavors. Here's a basic recipe to get you started, but remember that you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences.


  • 1 1/2 oz (45 ml) vodka

  • 3 oz (90 ml) tomato juice

  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 dash of hot sauce (adjust to taste)

  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce

  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Ice cubes

  • Garnishes (e.g., celery stalk, pickles, olives, lemon wedge, bacon, etc.)


  1. Fill a shaker or mixing glass with ice cubes.

  2. Pour in the vodka, tomato juice, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

  3. Add a dash of hot sauce (like Tabasco) and Worcestershire sauce to the mix. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more or less hot sauce to your liking.

  4. Season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

  5. Shake the mixture well to combine all the ingredients. If you don't have a shaker, you can use a stirring rod to mix it thoroughly.

  6. Strain the cocktail into a highball or pint glass filled with ice. You can also serve it in a larger glass if you prefer.

  7. Garnish your Bloody Mary creatively. Popular garnishes include a celery stalk, olives, pickles, a lemon wedge, and even a slice of crispy bacon.

  8. Optionally, you can rim the glass with salt or a mixture of salt and various spices for extra flavor. To do this, moisten the rim with a lemon wedge and dip it into a shallow plate with the salt or spice mixture.

  9. Serve your Bloody Mary and enjoy responsibly!

Feel free to experiment with this basic recipe by adjusting the spice level, trying different garnishes, or adding unique ingredients like horseradish, cucumber, or even a splash of pickle juice to customize your Bloody Mary to your liking. It's a versatile cocktail that can be tailored to suit your taste preferences.