The Bloody Mary is a blank canvas of sorts for drinks. It is essentially made of tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and spices. There are no definite measurements - no need to use the jigger. Just throw in the basic ingredients that make it a Bloody Mary and experiment on the garnish and other ingredients to make it unique. This is the best thing about the Bloody Mary - no rules. Well, except that you avoid it as an evening drink. The concoction can do wonders to your digestion. You know what we mean.
The Bloody Mary is a serendipitous recipe popularly known to be created by Fernand Petiot from tomato juice and vodka in the 1920s. This drink was inspired by the Russian immigrants in Paris who needed some drink that would somehow tie them to their origin, hence, the vodka. Petiot, an American bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, had no idea that the drink would make it big in the cocktail world. For a time, there has been a dispute as to who really created the cocktail as one George Jessel claimed to have created it, complete with the story as to for whom he named the cocktail.
When Petiot moved to New York City to work at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel, the managers thought the name was a bit gory and decided to call it Red Snapper instead. However, the name did not stick. It turned out that it was the goriest name that made the drink.
The drink itself, however, did not captivate the New Yorkers because it was too calm for the patrons needing some kick. Petiot turned the notch up by experimenting until he came up with what is known now as the American classic, spiced with Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, spices and salt. Despite earlier disputes as to who created it, the classic, as we know of today, though, had no doubt been perfected by Petiot.
Over the years, the Bloody Mary has seen more varied than it ever intended. Now, when people ask for a Bloody Mary, they are not only asking for a drink, they are asking for a meal. To accommodate all the ingredients you want to throw into the cocktail, the standard glass is a pint glass, wide enough for the bevy of garnishing you’ll add.
The Classic Bloody Mary
Although there are no hard rules for the Bloody Mary, it is best to stay on the conservative side of things. The medley of ingredients may not be as friendly if you overdo it.
Ingredients f2 dashes oor the Classic Bloody Mary Mix
Here are some out-of-the-box Bloody Mary recipes that will truly blow you away. If you are not an adventurous drinker, might as well stay clear from this interesting concoction. I hope we are interested in trying it, though. Where can you find a cocktail that is smothered by the garnish? Try the Bloody Mary to believe it.
For your ease, we grouped the recipes into breakfast, basic, innovative, and salad. Breakfast recipes have bread and bread-related ingredients on it. Basic recipes are a bit closer to the classic, without much garnish. Innovative is as much as it sounds, experimental at best, but stuck on anyway. The salad has toppings as the name suggests. Are you ready? Let’s go on an adventure named Bloody Mary!
Basic Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipes
Sriracha Bloody Mary
This recipe is among the few with the least number of ingredients. It doesn’t mean it’s not good, though. The simplicity of this recipe is what will make you appreciate the drink more.
Place in the fridge to chill and let all the flavors come together.
Bloody Mary Cocktail
Fill a pint glass with ice. Add approximately 2 oz bacon vodka and the Bloody Mary mix.
Stir well. Garnish with a lime.
Grilled Cheese Topper
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare your waffle in advance. Keep it warm in a food warmer until ready to use.
Cut each of the waffles in half on a diagonal so you have 3 triangles.
Remove the casing from your sausage and form it into a patty. Cook in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through.
Cook the bacon until crispy on the same skillet with the sausage patty.
Place the triangle waffles on a parchment lined baking tray. Top each with some shredded cheese.
For the waffle bacon topper, place the Canadian bacon on one waffle. Top with egg and more shredded cheese.
For the waffle patty topper, place a patty on another waffle, and top with shredded cheese.
Place everything in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.
Assemble the waffle cheeseburger while the cheese is hot to keep it together. The Canadian Bacon and fried egg go on the bottom, the waffle with the Sausage Patty goes in the middle and the last one goes on top.
To Assemble Topper
Using two skewers, skewer the waffle cheeseburger to make it more stable.
Stick it to the Bloody Mary served in a pint glass
Salad Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipes
Here’s Bloody Mary recipes that will help you keep in shape, weight watchers. Go out with your friends and enjoy without much of the guilt.
Pickled Bloody Mary Shooters
Who loves pickles? Scratch the glass, they are so overrated. This Bloody Mary is served in carved-out pickles for that extra yummy experience.
Wet the rims of the pint glasses with some lime juice. Dip in salt and set aside.
Add tequila, tomato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, and horseradish to glass, then stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with celery, bacon, pickles, and jalapeños.
Everything Bagel Bloody Mary
Poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic and onions - that’s about all the sensations that you get from Everything Bagel Seasoning. Add as a rim to the glass for the Bloody Mary and it’s perfect.
Puree the green tomatoes, vinegar, parsley, cucumber chunks, lime juice, Worcestershire and jalapeno in a blender until smooth.
Add the horseradish and the vodka and stir well. Season with kosher salt.
Transfer the cocktail into pint glasses half-filled with ice.
Garnish with Romaine lettuce, crispy strips of bacon, cherry tomatoes and lemon wedges.
Wasabi Bloody Mary
Who’s up for something extra spicy? Tabasco, plus wasabi is double whammy spicy. That extra bite of wasabi on the rim just does it. Garnish with a starfruit and you got yourself a star of Bloody Marys.
Pour into popsicle holders. Do not fill up all of the way–leave about 1/2″ to the top.
Place lime slice in the middle of each popsicle.
Freeze for 20 minutes or until it begins the process of setting. Place celery and popsicle stick in the middle.
Freeze for another 90 minutes or until set.
Run under warm water for 1-2 minutes until popsicles easily come out. Dust with margarita salt.
Green Tomato Bloody Mary
Don’t stop with tomatoes for your green Bloody Mary. Recruit some Mexican favorite - the tomatillo! Spice up with some mango-habanero hot sauce and you’re way to the top of the Bloody Mary ladder. Really hope to be seeing more of this.
Pack cucumbers, lemon rounds, and garlic into a 16-oz. mason jar.
In a smallsaucepan over medium heat, combine tomato juice, lemon juice, horseradish, peppercorns, salt, and hot sauce.
Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vodka.
Pour over cucumbers. Let cool completely, then seal with lid and refrigerate until cold.
Virgin Mary Recipe
For those who do not want to miss the fun, but cannot have alcoholic drinks, try this one. Made with Yuzu juice, a fruit from Japan that traces its roots to the mandarin orange. Add some fresh tomato and watermelon for a totally oriental experience.
Mix everything in a pitcher and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Pour into long glasses over ice.
Garnish with celery, olives and lemon wedge.
Our vote for the easiest recipe is the Clean Mary, although it is not a true Bloody Mary but it tastes almost the same as the true Bloody Mary because of the Bloody Mary Mixer used here.
The fanciest recipe is undeniably the Waffle Topper Bloody Mary. Easy on the eye without being overwhelming. Plus the waffles are truly to die for.
Most Innovative Recipe
The most innovative recipe goes to the Crispy Tomato Bloody Mary! The crispy breading and the play of the flavors in the spiked tomato got us. You have to try this.
Most Delicious Recipe
The most delicious? Hands down to the Ultimate Bloody Mary. Sky's the limit in this cocktail and it’s a bit mind-blowing too! Bagel, seafoods, cold cuts and cured meat, this Bloody Mary cocktail recipe is really a treat for the senses.
More Brunch Ideas
There you go, some brunch cocktail ideas that will blow your mind. Planning for a Sunday brunch date with your friends is easy as 1-2-3 with a Bloody Mary bar. For decorating ideas and recipes for that brunch party you are planning, check out here.