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.

 

 

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Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Pepper-infused and Citron Vodkas come together with spicy tomato juice to create one of the best-ever bloody Mary cocktails.
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Ingredients

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

GARNISH

  • 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

Instructions

For Cajun Bloody Marys

  • Stir all ingredients in a large pitcher until well blended. 
  • Pour into 6 ice-filled beverage glasses. 

For blue cheese stuffed Tabasco olives

  • Drain brine from a jar of blue cheese stuffed olives, reserve for other use.
  • Add Tabasco to olives.
  • Replace lid and shake to cover olives with Tabasco.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour shaking occasionally to distribute Tabasco.

For Bacon Skewers

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Thread bacon on skewers.
  • Place a wire rack on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place bacon skewers on the rack.
  • Cook for 4 minutes and flip.
  • Cook an additional 4 minutes or until desired level of crispness.

For the Garnish

  • Make 6 bacon skewers 
  •  Make 6 skewers with 2 olives + 2 cornichon
  • Garnish each glass with 1 each - Olive skewer, bacon skewer, and a celery stalk and lemon wedge.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 98.4mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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