Category Archives: Gourmet Bloody Mary Recipes

A collection of gourmet bloody Mary recipes

Green bloody Mary

St Paddy’s Day 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

Dill Cucumber Vodka Bloody Mary – Summertime Favorite

As the heat goes up, cool your cocktail down

The Dill & Cucumber Vodka Bloody Mary

A bloody Mary truly is a versatile drink. Whether it’s 9 am or 9 pm, a nice bloody can really hit the spot. At MBFBM, we’ve created specialty recipes that utilize the freshly grown ingredients available locally. Remember the Autumnal Bliss Bloody Mary recipe?

Last night I stepped onto the back porch for my customary evening bloody. Opting for a spicy habenero chipotle recipe, I was soon sweating like a butcher. Not cool. No, not cool at all. Then I remembered the vodka infusion I’d started a week earlier.


Perfect! With a refrigerator full of summer vegetables from the local farmers market, two items jumped out and said, “summer;” Cucumbers and dill. The smell of dill is a classic summer association. The undeniable cool freshness of cut cucumbers is a perfect pairing and yields a smell like fresh cut grass from the comfort of a hammock.

cucumber dill bloody mary Recipe
fresh dill

To make this cool, fresh, and delicious summertime cucumber vodka bloody Mary recipe, you’ll need to do a little prep work. Easy prep work- don’t worry. You’ll be infusing vodka with cucumber and dill 2 to 5 days in advance of making the drink recipes.

Avoid pesticides and other nasties by selecting organically grown dill and cucumber. It’s a good idea to make up multiple batches. the infused vodka will keep for a very long time, once its been drained and filtered.

The Dill Cucumber Vodka Infusion

What you’ll need:

One quart good quality vodka
One fresh cucumber-washed and cut
One handful of fresh dill plant

Instructions: Place cucumber and dill into a one quart Mason jar. Top with vodka and store in a cool place for 2 to 5 days. Drain and filter any sediment.

Cucumber Dill Bloody Mary Recipe


2 oz infused vodka (see above)
5 oz Clamato Juice
1/8 tsp celery salt
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper


Fill a pint glass with ice. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into cocktail shaker and mix vigorously. pour back into glass. Garnish with pickle and fresh cucumber slice. Serve with cold pale ale.

-Greg Tooke 

Red Wine Bloody Mary Recipe

Red Wine Bloody Mary

I’ve always been a bloody Mary in the morning and red wine in the afternoon kind of gal. On the weekends, the mornings can magically turn to afternoon while I’m not looking. As a younger lush, I never felt right opening a bottle of Cabernet before 5pm. Now, well into my 40’s, cab’ time has crept up earlier and earlier. Alas wine time and bloody Mary time have eclipsed each other.

red wine bloody mary
The Perfect Eclipse

Enter: The Red Wine Bloody Mary– As many of my readers know, my taste in bloody Mary’s vary from fresh and crisp to bold and savory. Likewise, my wine choices run from the nice fresh Pinot grigio on the patio, to a bold zinfandel in front of the warm glow of my television. (I’m classy like that)
The red wine bloody Mary falls squarely into the bolder, more savory drink category. The twist of fresh lemon juice does give it a nice lip-smacking fresh quality, but from then on it’s a satisfying, full-bodied drink that affords the luxury of drinking wine early in the morning, while maintaining a, “she’s ok. I mean, it’s not like she’s drinking wine in the morning,” appearance. I like to think of that celery stalk as camouflage.

This drink is a great solution to that quarter-of-a-bottle-of-wine-leftover-from-last-night problem too.

So let’s get to it ladies. Whether you’re transitioning from brunch into happy hour, or just got a late start on breakfast, try this red wine bloody Mary recipe and start being colorful and witty long before your unsuspecting friends have opened a bottle.

Gather up the following ingredients;

Good Vodka. Mmm, vodka!
Clamato juice (tomato juice will work, but Clamato is less thick and more savory)
Fresh lemon
Red wine (I’ve used Cabernet and zinfandel)
Fresh cracked black pepper
Tabasco sauce
Celery salt
Worcestershire sauce
Celery stalk

Directions: Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Crack black pepper over the ice, then coat it with Worcestershire. (About a tablespoon) Add an ounce of vodka, an ounce of red wine, and a dash of Tabasco. Now top the drink with Clamato and shake. Rim a large glass with celery salt and pour the red wine bloody Mary into it. Oh, how I love the sound that makes!

Squeeze the fresh lemon over the top, give another turn of black pepper, and garnish with a stalk of celery and an olive or three.

Repeat as needed (PRN)



1292 votes

Thanks to Heidi Blackstone for contributing this amazing red wine bloody Mary recipe!
-Greg Tooke My short bio

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Bloody Molly | Whisky Bloody Mary Recipe

Bloody Molly Irish Cocktail

Irish Cocktail
Irish Cocktail

Don’t wait for St. Patrick’s day for this Irish cocktail treat. While it may not sound like a delicious savory variation of the traditional bloody Mary recipe, the Bloody Molly is exactly that! As one might expect, vodka has no place in this drink. Irish whiskey gives the drink a unique and flavorful dimension. Even people who normally do not care for Irish whiskey find this Irish cocktail to be quite tasty. (Try it- it won’t bite!)

Jameson Irish Whiskey
Jameson Irish Whiskey

Gather the following ingredients and crack a Guinness Stout:

Irish Cocktail Recipe:
2 Ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
6 oz. fresh tomato juice
Large lemon wedge
tsp of freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp celery salt
Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Thick sliced bacon strip (cooked)

Pour all Irish cocktail ingredients except bacon and lemon wedge over an ice filled pint glass. Squeeze lemon wedge into a cocktail shaker, then pour mixture into shaker and, you guessed it, shake! Rim a chilled glass with remaining lemon wedge, celery salt, and cracked pepper. Pour the ice-cold Irish cocktail into the rimmed glass. Crack a bit more black pepper over the top of the drink. Garnish with bacon strip or two and serve with your favorite Irish beer.

For an added treat, try rimming the glass with Demitri’s Bacon Rim Salt– Yum!


Looking for a traditional Bloody Mary recipe?

Recipe in Short :

Recipe Name: Bloody Mary
Published on :
Prep. Time :
Total Time :Ingredients Used : tomato juice:
8 oz
Irish Whiskey:
2 oz
hot sauce:
1 tbsp
black pepper:
1/4 tsp

Worcestershire sauce:
1 Tblsp
Summary : Fill a large glass with ice. Coat the ice with black pepper and hot sauce, then add remaining ingredients. Pour contents into a shaker and shake well. Pour back into glass and grind a bit more pepper over the top. Garnish with pickle, and cooked bacon. Serve with beer chaser
Average Rating : 5 Based on 24 Reviews

-Greg Tooke

michelada recipe

Michelada Recipe

Michelada, Mexico’s Answer to the Bloody Mary

Feliz Dia de la Batailla de Puebla! Cinco de Mayo

Michelada Recipe

We all love a good bloody Mary. But sometimes we want something a bit lighter. Hot days, picnics, and backyard barbecues are the perfect venue in which to roll out the Michelada recipe.

Pick your favorite Mexican beer, gather up a few ingredients, and get ready for good times and refreshing flavor!

The Perfect Michelada Recipe

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 2 min
Total Time: 2 min
1 12 ounce Mexican beer (Negra Modela is my favorite)
1 1/2 teaspoon Maggi seasoning (a Mexican soy sauce of sorts)
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 limes, juiced
2 cups Clamato juice (tomato juice will work in a pinch)
large ice cubes

Michelada Recipe Directions

1. Combine all ingredients, except for beer, in large cocktail shaker. Mix and pour into two Tajin rimmed glasses.(See product link above) Add beer. Garnish with lime and cilantro.

Don’t eat Mexican without the benefit of the michelada recipe!
-Greg Tooke My short bio

Best Steak Marinade Recipe

 Bloody Mary Meets the Best Steak Marinade Recipe

best steak marinade recipe
best steak marinade recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Bloody Mary Steak Marinade Recipe

You love steak. You love bloody Mary’s. Do the math! This delicious recipe for best steak marinade will make your mouth water and impress your guests. It’s easy, simple, and almost foolproof. Use a cast iron skillet for the very best searing to the steak. The recipe also works well for grilled steak though. Allow enough time for the steaks to warm to room temperature. I usually start the bloody Mary steak marinade mid-afternoon and cook at dinner time. And hey, as long as you have the bloody Mary ingredients out, why not shake up a spicy bloody Mary while you’re getting things ready?
Save a little time? Try Demitri’s bloody Mary seasoning:

Cast Iron Skillet
Cast Iron Skillet

 Bloody Mary Best Steak Marinade Recipe

By Greg Tooke
Published: April 8, 2010
Enjoy this mouth watering blend of rich bloody Mary flavors and grilled tenderloin steak

4.8 stars based on
192 reviews

Prep time: 2 hrs
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 2 hrs 10 min
Yield: 4 steaks (4 servings)

Serving size: 4 steaks
Calories per serving: 452
Fat per serving: 7g


tomato juice:

3 oz

4 tenderloin steaks:
2 lbs

celery salt:
1/4 tsp

Worcestershire sauce:
1 tbsp

fresh lime juice:
2 oz

black pepper:
1/4 tsp

virgin olive oil:
1/4 cup


Steak Marinade: Thoroughly mix tomato juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, celery salt, and fresh lime juice in a large mixing bowl. Combine with tenderloin steaks in a one gallon sealed bag and let sit at room temperature for approximately two hours.

Cooking Steak: Remove steaks from the steak marinade bag and cover both sides with fresh coarse ground black pepper. Saute extra marinade over medium neat for ten minutes, let cool.  Heat cast iron skillet to medium high. Once hot, place steaks in pan for 5 minutes. Turn with tongs and cook 5 more minutes. Allow to stand at room temperature for 2 minutes. Pour sauteed marinade over steaks and serve.  Yum! 




Elvis Presley Bloody Mary Recipe

Elvis Presley Cocktail Recipe

elvis presley Bloody Mary recipe

Queen of Cocktails Meets the King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley cocktail recipe- a convergence of forces. Memphis Tennessee in the mid 1950’s. The blues & gospel, Country western and hillbilly, blacks and whites: they all came together to give birth to rock and roll music. The man through which all of these energies flowed, and electrified the world was the King- Elvis Presley.

Thirty five years after his passing, the world remembers the legend of Elvis Presley. In celebration of the convergence and joining of styles and people, I present the Elvis Presley Cocktail. The queen of cocktails, Bloody Mary, meets the King of Rock and roll- Elvis!

Elvis had an appetite for life.  he also had an appetite for delicious food and drink.  This Elvis Presley cocktail is a blending of some of the King’s favorites.

Start out with a nice Tennessee whiskey.  That’s right, whiskey! A few days in advance, cut up a banana and place in a one quart Mason jar, along with a handful of roasted peanuts in the shell.  Fill the jar with whiskey, cover and let sit for three to five days.

*Read more about infusing vodka and other spirits

To make the Elvis Presley cocktail recipe, fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Grind a few turns of fresh black pepper and lightly coat the ice with southern hot sauce.  Pour two ounces of infused whiskey.  Top off with tomato juice and shake vigorously.  Pour into a large glass and garnish with cooked bacon, pickle, and a banana slice.  Serve with a Pepsi-cola chaser.  Mmm, that’s alright Mama!


tomato juice:

8 oz
peanut and banana infused whiskey:
2 oz

hot sauce:
1 tbsp

black pepper:
1/4 tsp


Fill a large glass with ice. Coat the ice with black pepper and hot sauce, then add remaining ingredients. Pour contents into a shaker and shake well. Pour back into glass and grind a bit more pepper over the top. Garnish with banana, pickle, and cooked bacon. Serve with Pepsi-cola chaser

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