It’s a Bloody Mary



Have you ever watched Sex and the City 2 with a straight dude who is waaaaaay more into it than you?

I have.  That happened.

Have you ever thought about renting Steel Magnolias, buying a box of tissue and inviting this same gentlemen over… just to test the waters?  I have.  Duh.

Would Driving Miss Daisy be too far?  Eat, Pray, Love?

This is just craycray.  I need a Bloody Mary… and a few hours working on my Netflix queue.  I might have a winner here.



I happen to love a good Bloody Mary.  Duh.

There are all sorts of things going on in this drink: tomato juice, a little spice from horseradish and hot sauce, roundness from Worcestershire sauce and booooooze!

Honestly?  I’m in it for the salty goodness of the pickles and olives and caper berries.  It’s really the only way I ever want to eat a salad.

Have you ever made your own Bloody Mary?  It’s an investment but totally fun!  If you’re having company over this holiday season… you should totally impress them with your cocktail skills and pickle skewering.


It’s A Bloody Mary

makes two small or one large drink

i made this recipe in cups because i don’t have a bartending jigger thing.

Print this Recipe!

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons tomato juice

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold vodka

generous pinch of salt

generous pinch of freshly freshly ground pepper

scant 1/2 teaspoon horseradish

4-5 dashes Tabasco sauce

scant 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

pinch of crushed celery seeds, crushed

two lemon wedges


pickles, olives and celery on skewers for garnish

In a measuring cup, mix together tomato juice, vodka, salt, pepper, horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed and crushed celery seeds.  Stir together and pour over two small glasses filled to the brim with ice cubes.  Pour the Bloody Mary mixture over the ice glasses, squeeze in lemon wedges and place garnish in the glass along with a straw.

Keep in mind that all of these ingredients can be increased or decreased according to your taste.  Play around!

106 thoughts on “It’s a Bloody Mary

  1. My husband and I love Bloody Mary’s. As for your guy- I have to disagree with Celia, been married to my best friend 43 years. We love the movie Steel Magnolias, he even took me to Natchitoches, LA on Christmas Eve where the movie was filmed. We took a carriage ride tour, they had the lighted decorations along the river. It was great!!

  2. What about the famous celery stick, but the skewer looks good too! Don’t trust any guy who will agree to watch girly flicks with you- I don’t care how much booze you give him it will never work!

  3. oh my gosh! you’ve only listed one of my favourite cocktails. i like the pickle and onion twist you’ve given it, gonna try that this weekend. here is my serving suggestion should anyone want to give it a go! rim the glass with celery salt (this stuff can change your life) and put in a decent sized cucumber spear, at least a third of a lebanese cucumber. oh stuff it, having one now!

  4. When I was younger my best friend’s dad always gave me his olive out of his Bloody Marys because he knew how much he liked the spice…Someday I’ll be able to eat his olives and drink some too…until then I’ll fantasize over the recipe.

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