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The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mommas out there! Today I have something for you that miiiight make your Mothers Day a bit more…ummm, shall I say, relaxing?!

How about the Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe?

The ULTIMATE Bloody Mary Recipe. Go big or go home. Get the details at www.jolynneshane.com.

When you are going to indulge in a Bloody, I say, “Go big or go home.” After all, that’s what they are all about, right? Big, explosive flavors.

These Bloody Marys are bursting with flavor and spice, thanks to a horseradish kick and a few splashes of Tabasco, but you can easily customize them to suit your palate.

This is THE Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe, exploding with flavor and practically a meal in itself. No bloody mary mix required.

I think shrimp lightly dusted with Old Bay seasoning hanging on the glass, in the glass and on the side is a must! But then again, I could eat shrimp for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think THAT is what I will do for myself this Mother’s Day — a shrimp fest!! With a side of Bloody Mary, lol! Honey…kids…are you listening?

The Ultimate Bloody Mary
Recipe Type: Cocktails
Author: Colleen Kennedy
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Serves: 2
  • 16 oz tomato juice
  • 2 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • ½ TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • a few shakes of Tabasco
  • 1/2- 1 TBS prepared horseradish (not horseradish sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons of pickle juice
  • 1 tsp olive juice
  • 1 tsp pepperoncini juice (optional)
  • a few shakes black pepper
  • ½ a teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning
  • 4-6 ounces of good quality vodka
  • Garnish ideas: Pickle spear, celery stalk, green olives (plain or stuffed with blue cheese), shrimp, pepperoncini, lemon slice or a lime slice.
  1. Wet the rim of two (16-20 oz) glasses with a piece of fresh lemon. Then dip the glass rims into a tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning (shake it onto a flat dish).
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Fill glasses halfway with ice.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients together in a separate pitcher or container, stir it up well, and then pour mixture into your cocktail shaker, one batch at a time. Give it a good shaking to get it nice and cold, then pour the contents into your prepared glass.
  4. Slide in a pickle spear or stalk of celery, a few Old Bay seasoned shrimp, a couple of big fat olives, and you are good to go. You can also add a lemon and or a lime slice, and if you’re feeling crazy a whole pepperoncini…Yum!
Customize this to your liking…taste and adjust before you pour them into the glasses. If this is too spicy, add a bit more tomato juice; if it is not spicy enough, add more horseradish and/or Tabasco.


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35 thoughts on “The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe

  1. Oh, I love me a good Bloody Mary. All this looks really good. Try switching out the tomato juice with tomato sauce–the vodka won’t thin it down quite so much. Super thick and spicy, with all these ingredients!

  2. Great idea for mothers day coming up, cannot wait to try the shrimp garnish. One thing I suggest for everyone to try is adding a splash of A-1, something a bartender showed me some years back. It just adds a little more depth of flavor.

  3. my favorite garnishes are pickled green beans, pickled asparagus, pickled carrots, and pickled okra! So good!

  4. I had a few too many foo foo drinks last night in celebration of Valentine’s/Presidents Day. This looks amazing to try this morning. Just shared it on FB. I don’t have tomato juice, so I’m going to do what Sally suggested with the tomato sauce. The shrimp idea is amazing. TY for sharing.

  5. We go on a family reunion camping trip every year and one of the traditions is a bloody Mary…or two…or three 😉 with breakfast. The old geezers use Mrs. T’S premade mixer. I have been making it from scratch for a few years now. So much better than the store bought mixers! This year I’m making this one to take. Sounds so tasty 🙂

  6. So stinking yummo!!! Been searching for a homemade version that rivals our favorites. This is as close as we’ve found! Amazing…thanks for sharing!!

  7. I showed my daughter this picture, and I am making your bloody Mary’s for her birthday lunch on Saturday. I can’t wait. I love a good bloody Mary.

  8. Yummy
    Also added a little OJ and Siracha to add a little spice. We will be blending in a little tomato pasted to thicken and add color – but this recipe is brilliant

  9. Nice touch on the pepperoncini and delish recipe. When I’m in a pinch I use LAVA all natural bloody mary mix. Gluten free so great for my celiac and no high fructose corn syrup or preservatives which is great for IBS. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  10. I love a great Bloody Mary. To me they are like the lobster of drinks. And especially when the top of glass is garnished with a salt or celery salt or Old Bay…It must be freshly made (none of that premix stuff for me! I sometimes use clamato juice, V-8, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Yours looks to die for!! Can’t wait to try making it and pray it turns out delicious!!!!!! I’ll probably skip the shrimp and horse radish, but feel good that it will just as tasty!!! I’ve been hunting for the best recipe as this is a favorite of mine and I believe I found it!!! Will keep you posted when I make them!! Thanks so much for this recipe!!!!!

  11. Great. Add a tbl spoon of Sherry and a rind of crisp fried and SMOKED bacon and just go . Great becomes super great.

  12. Great recipe! I also used Clamato juice. I also infused my vodka with pepperoncini peppers. The fresh horseradish is must!

  13. Here in S. Fla, we have Camaronazo which is like Clamato, but instead of clams, it is made with shrimp. It comes in a regular, lime, or spicy.

  14. I’m going to make this in the morning while I cook Thanksgiving dinner. I’m wanting to make it ahead of time, like in a pitcher. How would you suggest doing the ingredients? Hopefully that will work.

  15. That looks and sounds fantastic!! I also like to make what I call Bloody Bulls, add a shot or 2 of Campbell’s Beef Broth into each serving,stir add some spicy candied bacon strips and enjoy!

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