Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail

Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail

This delectable Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail starts with spicy low sodium tomato juice followed with a perfect blend of spices like celery salt, fresh ground black pepper and horseradish sauce. This blend is not for the faint of heart.



Level: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1  Lemon, Juiced
  • ½ teaspoons Celery Salt, Plus More For Rimming Glasses (See Notes)
  • 1 bottle (46 Oz. Size) Spicy V8 Vegetable Juice
  • 1-¼ cup Vodka
  • 1 Tablespoon Horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
  • Fresh Ground Pepper (about 15 Turns Of The Pepper Mill)
  • 2 Tablespoons Pickle Juice
  • Green Olives
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Dill Pickle Spears
  • Bacon
  • Pickled Green Beans


Using a thin lemon wedge run the rim of the glasses getting it wet with the lemon juice. Place several teaspoons of celery salt on a sallow plate and dredge the wet rims of the glasses through the celery salt.

In a large pitcher, stir lemon juice, celery salt, V8 vegetable juice, vodka, horseradish, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce. Tabasco sauce, pepper and pickle juice. Chill for at least 2 hours.

Pour over ice filled glasses and garnish as desired with green olives, grape tomatoes, dill pickle spears, bacon or pickled green beans.

• Use 1/2 teaspoon from any remaining celery salt from the rimming of the glasses to mix in.
• Garnish as desired. See my complete list of garnishment ideas in the related blog post.

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