Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

A Bloody Mary is the quintessential brunch beverage and for many, no brunch is complete without a Bloody Mary.  This is a simple classic recipe for a Bloody Mary.


Or try a Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary is a spicy adaptation on the classic. Topped with shrimp, cornichons, and blue cheese stuffed Tabasco marinated olives.



Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail

Course: Beverages, Cocktail, cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Brunch, cajun, creole, New Orleans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Pepper-infused and Citron Vodkas come together with spicy tomato juice to create one of the best-ever bloody Mary cocktails.



For Bloody Mary

  • 4 cups chilled tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup chilled pepper-infused vodka
  • 1/2 cup chilled citron vodka
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish drained
  • 2 T lemon
  • 1 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 t Tabasco to taste
  • 1/2 t celery salt

For Blue Cheese Stuffed Tabasco Olives

  • 3 T Tabasco
  • 18 Blue cheese stuffed olives

For Crispy Bacon Skewers

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 water soaked wood skewers


  • 12 cornichon optional
  • 18 Blue cheese stuffed Tabasco Soaked cocktail olives see note to make
  • 6 cooked crispy bacon skewers
  • 6 celery stalks with leaves attached
  • 6 lemon wedges
  • 12 skewers for garnish


For Cajun Bloody Marys

  1. Stir all ingredients in a large pitcher until well blended. 

  2. Pour into 6 ice-filled beverage glasses. 

For blue cheese stuffed Tabasco olives

  1. Drain brine from a jar of blue cheese stuffed olives, reserve for other use.

  2. Add Tabasco to olives.

  3. Replace lid and shake to cover olives with Tabasco.

  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour shaking occasionally to distribute Tabasco.

For Bacon Skewers

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  2. Thread bacon on skewers.

  3. Place a wire rack on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place bacon skewers on the rack.

  4. Cook for 4 minutes and flip.

  5. Cook an additional 4 minutes or until desired level of crispness.

For the Garnish

  1. Make 6 bacon skewers 

  2.  Make 6 skewers with 2 olives + 2 cornichon

  3. Garnish each glass with 1 each - Olive skewer, bacon skewer, and a celery stalk and lemon wedge.

Recipe Notes


Like it hot?  Try the Ragin' Cajun extra spicy Bloody Mary.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 1179mg51%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin C 98.4mg119%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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