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Bloody Mary is one popular vodka drink recipe that has been around for years and years. If you are looking for the best bloody mary recipe, you have to try this recipe! V8 based bloody mary drink that is loaded with stuffed olives, drunken tomatoes, lime and more. 

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This vodka soaked boozy drink recipe is great for serving with breakfast, lunch, or even a weeknight evening. If you want a tomato-based cocktail you should consider this tomato cocktail. Try my eggnog recipe for something that fits the holiday season. 

Bloody Mary

My husband is a tomato lover, so I wanted to create a tomato cocktail for him. This bloody mary is hands down the best recipe he has had. Plus it is an EASY bloody mary recipe that takes minutes to whip up. No blender required. 

How To Make A Bloody Mary

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About Bloody Mary Cocktail 

If you don’t really know much about the Bloody Mary, it is a vodka based hangover cure! A tomato cocktail that offers tons of variations. From using the Zing Zang or creating a homemade base like me. 

Whether you add in a slice of bacon, shrimp cocktail, or even load it up with pickles, drunken tomatoes, and stuffed olives like me! Let me walk you through this brunch cocktail.  

What Do Bloody Marys Taste Like 

Spicy, salty, tomato flavored cocktail. This is a very savory cocktail recipe, so if you love tomato and salty things, then this bloody mary is great. The Creole seasoning adds a nice splash of spice along with the Tabasco sauce. 

How Much Alcohol Is In A Bloody Mary 

You are in charge of how much alcohol is in your bloody mary. Add in a shot or two, for the perfect ratio to fit your needs. Many will aim for around 4-6 ounces of vodka per bloody mary recipe.

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Bloody Mary Garnishments

This is where you can get creative and decide what garnishments fit your tastebuds. This vodka cocktail is versatile and you can pick and choose what you want. This tomato juice vodka has a ton of garnishments to pick and choose from. 

The list truly goes on and on. You can even stick on grilled cheese on top, loaded mini slider cheeseburgers, and more. Whip up whatever you want and pair with your thirst-quenching cocktail recipe. 

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How To Dress The Rim Of A Bloody Mary Cocktail

For this recipe, I used Creole seasoning. I put water around the rim of the glass and then poured some Creole cajun on a plate. Then dipped the top of glass on the plate and rolled it around to coat the edge. You can use anything, I just loved the cajun spice. 

V8 Juice As Base of Bloody Mary Drink

I used V8 in this recipe. You can use a regular v8, spicy v8, or even a plain tomato juice. I do recommend buying quality tomato juice since it will be one of the main flavors of this drink. 

Can I Make A Non-Alcoholic Bloody Mary

Absolutely! Just leave the vodka out and make a Virgin Bloody Mary! Just make sure to load up on all the garnishments and enjoy dipping into the tomato base and enjoying all the flavors! This can be a great non-alcoholic Bloody Mary drink. 

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bloody mary recipe

Bloody Mary

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bloody Mary is one popular vodka drink recipe that has been around for years and years. If you are looking for the best bloody mary recipe, you have to try this recipe! V8 based bloody mary drink that is loaded with stuffed olives, drunken tomatoes, lime and more. 


  • 1 1/3 cup v8 or tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive juice (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • Sprinkle of pepper
  • Splash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon prepared Horseradish (optional)
  • 4-6 ounces of Vodka


  • Celery
  • Pickle
  • Stuffed Olives
  • Drunken Tomato
  • Lime Wedge


  1. Add all your ingredients into a container and mix it up.
  2. Pour it into a glass, I rimmed my glass with Creole seasoning. I did also add in some ice.
  3. Top with all your garnishments and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 9gSugar: 25gProtein: 7g

Where Did The Term “Bloody Mary” Come From

The term Bloody Mary is unknown fully of where or when it came about. There is talk that in the 16th century around the Queen Mary Tudor of England. But that is all I know.  

Is A Bloody Mary A Hangover Cure

Some call this the “hair of the dog” drink. A Bloody Mary is said that it can help aid in recovering from a hangover. This is because the drink is a vegetable-based cocktail that should help settle the stomach. 

Because of the higher salt intake, it can help in replenishing any electrolytes you lost. Plus some swear that vodka is amazing for relieving the hangover headache. 

Now, to say this will cure your hangover, I can’t say. But, it is totally worth whipping up this colorful drink and sipping morning, noon or night!  

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Monday 21st of June 2021

I like bloody marys, i drink them often and this is my new favorite recipe! Thanks for sharing this!

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