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Bloody Mary Recipe & Tomato Cocktails

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Few things are better in the morning (as a brunch cocktail or hangover cure) or on a cold day than the spicy tomato flavor of a Bloody Mary. You can make it as spicy or mild as you want, switch out the liquor, or skip it all together. It is a drink that is completely adaptable to suit your personal taste and there are more tomato and related cocktail recipes listed below.

The spice of the Bloody Mary will depend a lot on the hot sauce you choose and how much you use. Tabasco is a favorite, but I encourage you to experiment with different brands, intensities, and flavors. Cholula Chili Garlic is a personal favorite. One thing you must remember with any spicy cocktail is that it is best to start with less and add to fit your taste. There is no turning back once you have too much spice and it can easily ruin an otherwise great drink.

You can also make a pitcher-sized batch by using a Bloody Mary mix like this one and take it to a party or tailgate or simply store it in the refrigerator as a quick Bloody Mary for yourself.

Bloody Marys are often garnished with a celery stalk, but many will either use a pickle spear or both. I like the pickle because it adds another layer of flavor that celery cannot.

Share your Bloody Mary Recipe... also, here is a video tutorial for the Bloody Mary.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • Horseradish to taste (optional)
  • Celery stalk and/or pickle spear for garnish
  • Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish


  1. Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes.
  2. Stir well. If you feel like trying a fun mixing technique, try rolling this one.
  3. Add the seasonings to taste.
  4. Garnish with a lemon or lime and celery or pickle.

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thanks, Member lawrence_samuel

you guys really made my day cos when i tried that i was like whoa!it was beautiful it made my day.

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