the best bloody mary

I am a huge fan of anything involving tomatoes! Sun dried or oven roasted, cooked or raw, red sauce, ketchup, anything tomato… you name it. So, I am particularly fond of a good Bloody Mary. I have found that I really love when it involves a lot of goodies. A delicious beverage and a snack all in one! If you are looking for a new twist on an old cocktail, here you go!

Wade’s Bloody Mary Recipe

3 cups tomato juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sweet and sour mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 teaspoon Tobasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Tapatio, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon or more freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon horse radish (prepared)
1 teaspoon green olive brine
Celery salt (to sprinkle on top)
Coarse salt (for rim of glass)
Your favorite vodka
(makes 1qt. of mix)

Combine all of the ingredients, except the vodka and celery salt, by blending or stirring vigorously. Refrigerate until chilled. When you are ready to enjoy, use 1-2 ounces of vodka followed by the chilled bloody mary mix. Add bacon, pickled asparagus and a dash of celery salt for the best Bloody Mary you have ever tasted! Cheers!

Wade’s Quick Pickled Asparagus 
teaspoon of mustard seed
teaspoon whole pepper corns
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1 teaspoon of dill
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 bunch of asparagus
1 cup of seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup of water
1 small shallot sliced
5 whole allspice

Heat all ingredients over medium high heat in a 10 inch frying pan make sure the liquid covers the asparagus and simmer for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and place all ingredients in a glass baking dish or other dish that allows the asparagus to be completely submerged in the brine. Place in fridge until cold and serve immediately. If you plan on storing them longer add another half a cup or so of water to dilute the vinegar.

 
 

58 Comments on the best bloody mary

  1. Tana
    03/02/2012 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

    are you drinking the fruits of Wade’s labor right now? If so, I’ll be right over!!

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      09/17/2012 at 8:46 pm (3 years ago)

      hahaha…yes, we should have you over for drinks soon!

      Reply
    • Mira
      01/29/2013 at 12:48 am (2 years ago)

      This is the ideal asnewr. Everyone should read this

      Reply
  2. Shannon
    03/02/2012 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    This all looks fabulous! I need to try it!

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      09/17/2012 at 8:46 pm (3 years ago)

      PLease do and let me know what you think. What is your favorite Bloody Mary recipe?

      Reply
  3. Kimberly
    03/02/2012 at 11:59 am (3 years ago)

    Wow that looks amazing. Why doesn’t he serve more drinks with bacon!?!

    ps Great blog!!

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    • Brittany Sage
      09/17/2012 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kimberly! He should have bacon on hand behind the bar at all times!

      Reply
  4. Nancy
    03/06/2012 at 11:33 am (3 years ago)

    Everything is better with bacon.

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    • Brittany Sage
      09/17/2012 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Hell to the yes!

      Reply
  5. Melanie Saucier
    03/08/2012 at 2:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Brittany, my husband is enjoying *almost* everyday his Bloody Mary. You know, like in Mad Men, he comes home, me tending him his drink in a hand and the newspaper in the other….(he would choke reading this). Seriously– I’m looking forward to see him try this new twist, looks delish :)
    Cheers!
    -Mel

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    • Brittany Sage
      09/17/2012 at 8:48 pm (3 years ago)

      You are so cute. Let me know what he thinks of a surprise stick of bacon one of these days!

      Reply
  6. Juli A
    06/10/2012 at 8:27 pm (3 years ago)

    everyone loves a meal in a glass! Looks dee-lish…

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    • Brittany Sage
      07/01/2012 at 1:03 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes, a meal in a glass that involves bacon = perfection!

      Reply
  7. Leslie
    06/29/2012 at 1:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks & sounds yummy but what is Tapatio?

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    • Brittany Sage
      07/01/2012 at 12:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi! Thanks! Tapatio is a super rich hot sauce with nice heat without a vinegar flavor. If you only use Tabasco in a bloody mary it can taste too much like vinegar. I like to use Tapatio to bring out the richness in the spices.

      Reply
  8. Melissa
    07/12/2012 at 5:35 pm (3 years ago)

    They make bacon vodka, that’s the only kind I use in mine now!

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    • Brittany Sage
      07/17/2012 at 12:03 pm (3 years ago)

      Yum! Bacon anything!

      Reply
  9. Leslie
    08/06/2012 at 9:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Brittany – thanks for the answer on the Tapatio – where do I find it?

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    • Brittany Sage
      08/07/2012 at 8:26 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Leslie! I don’t know where you live but I’m pretty sure it is sold at most grocery stores or you can find it here:

      Reply
  10. Trisha
    08/06/2012 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Bacon.. Brilliant, indeed. I’ll Be trying this with my homemade cracked black peppercorn vodka instead of the pepper sauces, but horseradish is a must!! Cheers!

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      08/07/2012 at 8:28 am (3 years ago)

      HI Trisha! Yum, homemade cracked peppercorn vodka! Let me know how that is in it!

      Reply
  11. Nancy
    08/23/2012 at 10:25 am (3 years ago)

    I have made this for my hubby. Never tried the Tapatio. Must find it. I have put 2 Serrano Chiles into a bottle of vodka. It gives a great spicy kick to the Bloody Mary. Hubby loves it

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      09/11/2012 at 8:27 am (3 years ago)

      Yum, that sounds great! I will have to mix it up and try the 2 Serrano Chiles. Thanks!

      Reply
  12. Lane
    09/11/2012 at 7:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Try barbeque rub instead of salt to rim the glass…awesome!

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      09/11/2012 at 11:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Ooohhhh…that sounds amazing! Thanks for the tip!

      Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      10/08/2012 at 10:38 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  13. Joanne
    10/11/2012 at 5:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Hangar One Vodka makes chipotle vodka….Awesome with bloody mary’s!

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      10/16/2012 at 9:32 am (2 years ago)

      Yum, sounds delish! I will have to try that one. Thanks for the tip!

      Reply
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  15. Lori
    10/20/2012 at 4:57 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a huge fan of a great Bloody Mary ~ I use Clamato juice and add a can (or less) of beef consomme or if you can find it “beefmato juice” it makes a fabulous MB and a claussen pickle!! and any stuffed olives you can find (jalapeno stuffed is my fav) Cheers!

    Reply
    • Brittany Sage
      10/21/2012 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for the ideas Lori! That sounds delicious!

      Reply
  16. Lori
    10/20/2012 at 4:58 am (2 years ago)

    I\’m a huge fan of a great Bloody Mary ~ I use Clamato juice and add a can (or less) of beef consomme or if you can find it \"beefmato juice\" it makes a fabulous MB and a claussen pickle!! and any stuffed olives you can find (jalapeno stuffed is my fav) Cheers!

    Reply
  17. liz
    10/29/2012 at 2:24 pm (2 years ago)

    What is Tapatio and where do I purchase this?

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    • Brittany Sage
      10/29/2012 at 5:48 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi! Tapatio is a hot sauce and you should be able to purchase it at your local grocery store. http://www.tapatiohotsauce.com

      Reply
  18. Kathleen Swart
    11/16/2012 at 8:04 pm (2 years ago)

    I use bacon Torani syrup with Bold/Spicy Bloody Mary, rimmed with bacon dimming salt

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    • Brittany Sage
      11/18/2012 at 5:54 pm (2 years ago)

      That sounds delicious!

      Reply
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  20. Mary D
    04/16/2013 at 2:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Not a fan of tomato juice. The Pickled Asparagus looks very yummy……

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    • Brittany Sage
      04/18/2013 at 5:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, the Pickled Asparagus does steal the show!

      Reply
  21. Brittany Sage
    12/30/2013 at 10:43 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks for including me!

    Reply

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