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All Day Bloody Mary


4 oz Sacramento Tomato Juice

2 oz Sobieski Vodka

½ oz orange juice

½ oz mango or pineapple juice

½ oz fresh squeezed lime

½ oz fresh squeezed lemon

1 TBSP Worcestershire

½ tsp cracked pepper

Dash of tabasco sauce


Mix all ingredients in a large glass. Roll with cocktail shaker until fully mixed and chilled.


BBQ Bloody


6 oz Sacramento Tomato Juice

2 oz Sobieski Vodka

1 TBSP Sweet Baby Ray BBQ sauce

½ oz fresh squeezed lemon

1 TBSP Frank’s Hot Sauce

½ tsp cracked pepper

1 strip thick sliced bacon


Mix all ingredients except bacon in a large glass. Roll with cocktail shaker until fully mixed and chilled. Garnish with bacon.


Grilled Bloody Mary


2 oz Sacramento Tomato Juice

2 oz Sobieski Vodka

Roasted Vegetables:


  • 6 radishes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ tomato

1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp prepared horseradish

½ tsp celery salt

Pinch of cayenne pepper powder


Roast vegetables on grill. Once cooled, place roasted vegetables in a blender. Add tomato juice to cover veggies. Add remaining ingredients except vodka and blend thoroughly.

This will yield a thick concentrate. Strain and pour a couple ounces in a large glass of ice. Add vodka and tomato juice. Roll with cocktail shaker until fully mixed and chilled. Garnish with celery, pickle, olive, pepperoncini pepper, cheese and whatever the Hell else you like.



UV Blue Morning Bloody Mary Recipe

Developed as part of the UV Vodka Challenge.

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Greg was given four UV Vodka flavors and tasked with creating a unique bloody Mary recipe for each
Of all the UV Vodka flavors I was challenged with, I knew the UV Blue Raspberry was going to be the most challenging. This is not a flavor one normally thinks of when crafting a bloody Mary.

I could try to shoehorn this tasty berry flavor into a conventional bloody Mary. Maybe with enough spice I could “bury the berry.” Nope, instead I decided to celebrate the berry. I went to work creating a light refreshing cocktail suitable for a day out sailing. I balanced the savory properties of Sacramento tomato juice with the fresh bold flavors of grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime and added a dash of green tea. It was fabulous….

Ingredients:UVBlue Challenge

  • 3 Ounces Sacramento Tomato Juice
    2 Ounces UV Blue Raspberry Vodka
    Splash of Green Tea
    1/4 wedge each; Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, and Lime
    6 to 10 Fresh Raspberries
    Pinch of Cayenne Pepper


  • In a stout pint glass, muddle the raspberries
    Squeeze in Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, and Lime
    Add cayenne pepper to taste
    Add tomato juice and UV Blue vodka
    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in mixture
    Shake vigorously
    Pour back into pint glass and float green tea over top and serve.


Lynn- 73

Brad- 75

Erica- 68

Greg- 77

UV Vodka Sriracha Blood Shot Recipe

UV Vodka Sriracha Bloody Mary Shooter
UV Vodka Sriracha Bloody Mary Shooter
The Bloodshot: UV Vodka Sriracha Bloody Mary Shooter

Developed as part of the UV Vodka Challenge. Greg was given four UV Vodka flavors and tasked with creating a unique bloody Mary recipe for each

I started out with the idea that I’d make a conventional bloody Mary with some chili garlic kick. I always start by tasting the ingredients individually.

The UV Sriracha Vodka had a complex flavor profile all on its own. Chili was the first to hit, followed by a hint of garlic and hot spice. I knew I wouldn’t need to add much to get where I wanted to go.

With all that chili flavor I immediately thought of lime. I took another taste and chased it with a bite of fresh lime. Delicious. A light went on. I poured a half shot of the UV Sriracha, squeezed fresh lime and topped with Sacramento tomato juice. Down the hatch! Amazing! I downed a few more. Yep, it’s amazing.

bloodshot UV Vodka Sriracha shooter
bloodshot UV Vodka Sriracha shooter

The UV Vodka Sriracha Blood Shot – Greg Tooke, My Big Fat Bloody Mary Podcast


1 Ounce UV Sriracha Vodka
1 Ounce Sacramento Tomato Juice
1/4 Lime Wedge


In a large shot glass, combine all ingredients, drink, repeat as needed.


Lynn- 77

Brad- 77

Erica- 76

Greg- 77 (hahaha)

UV Lemonade Bloody Radler Recipe

UV Lemonade Bloody Radler

Developed as part of the UV Vodka Challenge. Greg was given four UV Vodka flavors and tasked with creating a unique bloody Mary recipe for each

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UV Lemonade – Here’s where it started to get weird. Lemonade is not exactly the flavor most think of when mixing a bloody. However, fresh lemon is one of my favorite bloody Mary ingredients, and I’ve been leaning toward a lighter, more juicy bloody Mary this summer. No problem. After two tries I had a great mix!

After smelling and tasting the UV Lemonade I started thinking of the popular German drink, the Radler. A mix of lemonade and beer, this summer favorite allows Germans to drink throughout a hot summer day without all the effects of a full strength beer.

I went to work making a light refreshing summertime bloody Mary recipe. Doubling down on an already fresh taste, I added fresh squeezed lemon. I love fresh cracked pepper with lemon. I gave a few turns of the old mill….

UV Lemonade Bloody Radler Recipe

UV Lemonade Bloody Radler
3 Ounces Sacramento Tomato Juice
2 Ounces UV Lemonade Vodka
1 Ounce Beer (Wheat Beer Recommended)
Pinch of Cracked Pepper

Fill a pint glass with ice
Add UV Lemonade Vodka
Slowly pour Tomato Juice
Float Beer on top
Crack Pepper over top and serve*

*Serve unstirred for presentation. Stir before drinking


Lynn- 65

Brad- 68

Erica- 65

Greg- 77 (hahaha)

Dilljito Recipe

dilljito bloody Mary recipe

Perfect Summer Bloody Mary With Dill

Want to try something truly unique with your next bloody Mary? This Dilljito bloody Mary recipe will knock your socks off.  Summer is a great time to experiment with various fresh ingredients.  A recent trip to the farmer’s market landed an overwhelming fragrant bunch of dill.  I’m a huge fan of the smell of it.  Dill means summer.  Summer means drinks on the patio. (As do spring, fall, and sometimes winter)

Why should rum and mint have all the fun?  Let’s muddle some dill and make a dilljito!

Dilljito Bloody Mary Recipedilljito bloody Mary recipe

Greg Tooke published 2014-07-14
Muddled dill, fresh lemon, and cracked pepper make this summer drink pop!

Yield: 1 16oz drink


Tomato Juice 10 oz”
Vodka 3 oz
Fresh Dill Sprigs 2
Fresh Lemon Wedge”
Worcestershire Sauce 1 TBSP”
Fresh Cucumber Slices 2
Celery Stalk
Fresh Cracked Pepper 1/2 tsp


Place dill, lemon juice, pepper, and Worcestershire in the bottom of a large cocktail shaker and muddle thoroughly. Fill shaker with ice. Pour vodka and tomato juice over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into tall glass. Garnish with celery, cucumber slices, and dill sprig. Enjoy!”

Caprese Bloody Mary Recipe

Erica loves a nice caprese salad. She also loves a good bloody Mary. Last weekend she surprised me with a new creation, the caprese bloody Mary. [kuh-prey-zey, ‐zee] It’s a great tasting light summer drink that looks stunning.

I put her to work, documenting her steps and writing this recipe for our readers. Enjoy!

The Caprese Bloody MaryCaprese Bloody Mary Recipe

1/2 ounce Basil infused vodka
1/2 ounce Garlic-Celery infused vodka
1/2 ounce vodka
2 tsp Worcestershire
½ tsp cracked pepper
¼ tsp cayenne powder
Juice of one lemon wedge
8 oz tomato juice

Rim a pint glass with grated Parmesan cheese.

Put all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour all contents into the glass.

Garnish with a skewer of alternating cherry tomatoes, basil leaf, and mozzarella balls.

For additional fun, dip the garnishes in homemade pesto. Yum!



Twisted Mary

Twisted Mary

Gourmet Cocktails of the World

I recently came across an interesting travel blog. As many of my readers know, one of my favorite things to do when traveling is take in the local cocktails. Originally crafted by Claudio Antonino in Leeds UK, at a bar called the Maven, this bloody Mary variations combines some interesting flavor combinations, including lemongrass and chili infused vodka. It comes to us courtesy of Cocktails of the World – a great resource for those who love transporting to world locations through the magic of cocktail cuisine.

Gather up your cocktail shaker, these ingredients, and a thirst for new bloody Mary experiences. Enjoy the Twisted Mary.

Twisted Mary
Bloody Mary Cocktail

Cheers! -Greg TookeMy short bio

Dragon’s Breath Bloody Mary

Green bloody Mary

Tomatillo and Green Chile Bloody Mary Recipe

Craving a little extra flavor from your bloody Mary?  Try this amazing recipe formulated for a recent Two Cow Garage house concert.

In addition to the traditional bloody Mary recipe, I wanted to offer something truly unique and truly satisfying.  I’d been experimenting with tomatillos, green chilis, and a few other traditional Mexican ingredients.  These little green Mexican tomatoes add a tangy citrus dimension to a drink or dish.  It took a few runs to get it just right, but the final product was a big hit.  I have subsequently ordered a few more gallons of crushed tomatillos.

Don’t bother making an individual drink-go for at least a pitcher.  As Ernest Hemingway said, “anything less is worthless!”

Green bloody Mary

  • 15 oz crushed tomatillos
  • 15 oz Clamato juice
  • 6 to 8 oz Patron Silver tequila
  • 6 oz canned green chilies
  • 4 TBSP prepared horseradish
  • 2 oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP celery salt
  • 4 fresh limes
  • 1 TBSP cracked pepper
  • 2 TBSP Tabasco Sauce
  • Fresh cilantro to taste


Add all ingredients except Patron silver tequila and limes to a large pitcher, mixing bowl, or blender.  Blend until consistency is homogeneous.  For a thinner mix, add more Clamato.  Squeeze limes into the mix and stir.  Refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.  Pour over ice, add spirits of choice and mix thoroughly  ** Do not add vodka or tequila until serving.

Garnish with your favorite snacks and serve with an ice cold beer chaser while listening to “American Static,” by Two Cow Garage.  You’ll feel high as a Goddamned kite.

-Greg Tooke My short bio