This bloody Mary cocktail recipe has just the right balance of spice and sweet to make it a fabulous and delicious accompaniment to your next brunch.
I was gifted three jars of high quality horseradish from Silver Spring Foods and since I received them free, I need to disclose that this post is #sponsored. Everything I say about this product, however, reflects my own thoughts and opinions.
I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t enjoy a good Bloody Mary. Have you? Possibly it’s because this cocktail is so easy to mix and customize to individual tastes. That’s what I love about it!
What makes it customizable?
For one thing, you can concoct your own version of what is packaged and sold as “Bloody Mary Mix,” like I do. I’m not against using pre-made mixes, which can be super convenient. But they usually lack flavor, in my opinion.
Or has too much of one ingredient and not enough of another.
I also customize by using premium ingredients, a lot of horseradish, and Clamato juice, which, if you haven’t had it before, is a delicious mix of tomato juice and clam juice.
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How to make a bloody Mary cocktail
After measuring out the ingredients, add to the shaker.
Gather the ingredients – vodka, tomato juice, Clamato juice, olive brine, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, lemon juice and some ground pepper.
Measure out 4 ounces of vodka. (A)
Measure 4 ounces of Clamato juice. (B)
Measure out 4 ounces of tomato juice. (C)
Measure out .50 ounce of olive brine. My favorite is the brine from the Pearls brand of olives that are packaged in martini vermouth. Yum.
Measure out .50 ounce of lemon juice. (E)
Now for the fun part: adding all the spices and such.
First up is the prepared horseradish from Silver Spring. Their horseradish is out of this world. I am not a stranger to this brand and luckily the grocery store near me has it in stock. I highly recommend it. Order it from their website and get 15% off using the coupon code ELAINE15 at checkout.
I measure out 2 teaspoons of the prepared horseradish.
You can use as much or as little of these two ingredients as you like but here’s what I like to add.
Shake 6 dashes of Tabasco sauce and 6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce. (G)
Earlier, I fried up two pieces of bacon, blotted them dry and put them on martini picks while they were still malleable.
Now I also spear 4 olives – 2 on each pick. (H)
Cap the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
I place new ice in the glasses and strain and divide the contents of the shaker between the two glasses.
I grind the pepper a few times over the glasses and place my speared olives and bacon in the cocktails.
Let’s see a close up.
Look at the floating horseradish! So good.
Yay, time to imbibe!
I hope you enjoyed this bloody Mary cocktail recipe!
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Bloody Mary Cocktail
- 4 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces tomato juice
- 4 ounces Clamato juice
- .50 ounce olive brine
- 6 dashes Tobasco sauce
- 6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- .50 ounce lemon juice
- ground pepper
Pimento olive for garnish
- 2 pieces bacon
- 4 green olives
- Fill your shaker ½ full with ice
- Add vodka, tomato juice and Clamato juice
- Add olive brine, Tobasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and lemon juice
- Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds
- Add fresh ice to the glasses and strain and divide the ingredients between them
- Add garnish
- Freshly grind pepper on top of the drinks
Previously published in May of 2016.