For many people, no brunch isn’t complete without a Bloody Mary.  But not everyone likes a Bloody Mary, but everyone will love this Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta recipe.  A good Bloody Mary has the perfect blend of spice, tomato, and vodka. This Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta Recipe is a Bloody Mary you can eat, complete with vodka in the sauce.

Confession:  I serve this because I hate Bloody Mary’s, I hate tomato juice, I hate everything about it especially the smell.  Guaranteed – if I’m on an airplane and held captive in a middle seat someone on either side of me will order a Bloody Mary or tomato juice.  It’s true.  My husband didn’t believe me until he saw it happen repeatedly.

Anyway, this Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta recipe is my Bloody Mary compromise – all the flavors of a Bloody Mary none of the yucky tomato juice.

I first had this dish at a little BBQ shack on the Homer, Alaska Spit when I split my time between Alaska and Florida, a cute little place with amazing BBQ, they are out of business now.  It’s hard to survive on the Spit with a tourist season that only lasts 3 months and most of the businesses close Labor Day weekend.

They shared the recipe with me, so I could share it with you.

Hope you like it!  Enjoy.

Bloody Mary Shrimp Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 189kcal
This is a great twist on the perennial brunch drink favorite.
Yes, this recipe calls for ketchup and ketchup on pasta sounds disgusting.  I know, I thought the same thing but somehow it works.
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  • 1 lb medium peeled and deveined shrimp
  • sea salt

Bloody Mary Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vodka - preferably Absolut Peppar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons bottled horseradish - not drained, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco


  • Angel hair or thin pasta of your choice


  • bite size sliced celery



  • Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boll - Add shrimp, then remove from heat and let stand in water until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer shrimp to to a large bowl with the warm pasta.


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Bloody Mary Sauce
  • Whisk together all sauce ingredients, + 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste.
  • Warm sauce, but do not boil.  The microwave works well to warm the sauce.

Putting it all together

  • Pour Bloody Mary Sauce over warm shrimp and pasta and toss.
  • Add celery to garnish.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1226mg | Potassium: 231mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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