The Perfect Bloody Mary

8 servings
2 hr 5 min

This, by far, is the best Bloody Mary recipe, and it took me a couple years to perfect. There are a couple ingredients that are unexpected, but truly complete the flavor. Although Bloody Mary's are typically served spiked with vodka, this recipe is delicious on its own with no alcoholic spirit added. Perfect accompanied by a weekend brunch, followed up by a lazy afternoon. Through trial and error, I've found that this recipe should be made at least a couple hours before enjoying, and even up to a day in advance. This helps all of the ingredients to marry and blend itself into the best Bloody Mary you'll ever drink. Cheers!

Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 5 min
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The Perfect Bloody Mary Cocktail
  • 2 large cans V8 juice
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 (12 ounce) can beef broth
  • 4 splashes hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
For The Garnish
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • cubed pepper jack cheese
  • cooked slices of bacon
  • pickled carrots (optional)
  • salad olives
  • celery stalks

  • For the cocktail, mix all of the ingredients in a gallon sized pitcher container. Stir well, and let flavors blend for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours, before drinking.
  • For the garnish; combine the cracked pepper and cajun seasoning in a bowl. Dip the rim of each glass in a 1/4 inch of water, then dip in seasoning to rim the glass. Using a 4 inch toothpick, layer cheese, olives, bacon, and place over the rim of the glass. Add a celery stalk to use as a stirrer, and for added garnish and snack.
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