AM Tailgating with your IBroughtTheBar? 3 Killer Bloody Mary Recipes for You!

Saturday night shenanigans call for Sunday morning Bloody Mary’s! We’ve compiled a list of 3 Bloody Mary recipes for you to make on a Sunday morning while you’re prepping the days game food! Are you a beginner, intermediate, or expert Bloody Mary Maker? Put your skills to the test, try one or try all, we would love to see your pictures on how they turned out!

 1.      The Basic B*tch

This is what we’d like to call the basic b*tch of the Bloody Mary world or, simply stated, the standard Bloody Mary.

1 lemon wedge

1 lime wedge

2 oz of your preferred vodka (real OG basics use Well or Absolut)
4 oz Tomato Juice

2 dashes of Tabasco Sauce (Or to taste)

2 tsp horseradish (if you want that extra touch of zing and spice)
2 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce (Or, again, to taste)

1 pinch of celery salt

1 pinch of black pepper

1 pinch of smoked paprika

 Now, something I didn’t include in the ingredients section because it’s a *secret* ingredient is olive juice! So many people will make Bloody Mary’s and not include olive juice in their recipe, but I always add it to break up the taste and to add a little more flavor to my Bloody Mary’s!

Throw all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake it ‘til you make it! Add your lime and lemon wedge on the side along side a celery twig and some olives and BAM! You’ve mastered the Basic Bloody Mary!

2.      The Middle Guy

So you’ve made a Bloody Mary or two, you mastered the Basic Bloody Mary, and you’re looking to spice things up a bit and make something different. Well have no fear, the second Intermediate Bloody Mary recipe is here!


4 oz tomato juice

1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 tsp lime juice

1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Couple shakes of Tabasco Sauce (to taste)

1 tsp Horseradish Sauce

1 tsp pickle juice

½ tsp olive juice

½ tsp pepperoncini juice (can substitute juice from banana peppers)

Few dashes of Salt and Pepper

½ tsp old bay seasoning

3-4 oz of preferred vodka (Absolut Peppar is a personal fav)

 Shake everything up together in a cocktail shaker, strain, and garnish! Get fancy with your garnishes to really make your Bloody Mary a crowd pleaser. Use pickle spears, candied bacon, shrimp or banana peppers! Can you handle the Intermediate or was that too much?


3.      The Black Belt

If you’re thinking to yourself “PSH, one and two are a piece of cake. I can make those in my sleep five times over” then this the Bloody Mary recipe for you. You blew the basics out of the water, you tackled the intermediate with ease, now it’s time for the Ring Leader. What we would like to call the Black Belt of Bloody Mary recipes. Now all who shall try will make it, only the strong will survive. You’ve been warned.


2 medium sized tomatillos (poached and chopped)

3 sprigs of cilantro, chopped

½ cup cucumber, peeled and chopped

2 tsp serrano peppers, seeded and diced

¼ cup poblano peppers, diced and roasted

¼ cup green bell peppers, diced

¼ cup celery

Pinch of coriander

Pinch of cumin

Pinch of black pepper and salt

1 oz lime juice

½ oz orange juice

5 dashes of green tabasco sauce (yes, it has to be the green kind)

¼ cup water

 Like I said, only the strong will survive this recipe, there’s a lot of prep time and work that goes into this recipe. But hey, Jackie Chan didn’t become Jackie Chan overnight you know what I mean? You need to put in the work.

NOW. Throw all of those ingredients into a blender. Your mix should end up being green! If you really want the flavors to come out and blend together, and be a true black belt, then transfer mix into a container and throw it in the fridge overnight.

Lastly, add the most important ingredient; the vodka. Once again people there are two words: Absolut. Peppar. (Or whatever you like)

 Pull the mix from the fridge, add your vodka, and SHAKE IT.

Rim it up with some crushed chicharrones and Tajin.

We have an awesome base, but the toppings is what’s going to make your friends look at you and go “HOLY SH*T WHAT IS THAT GLORIOUS MASTERPIECE”.

Are you ready?

Crispy Tacos, chicharrones, grilled shrimp, half an avocado, lime wedges, celery, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, pickles carrots, pickles onions, cucumbers, and olives. Build your Master piece and give yourself a pat on the back. The student has become the master. Great job young grasshopper. I’ll take my Bloody Mary now as a parting gift.

 Which Bloody Mary recipe do you like the best? Tag your friends in the comments and start planning your next Bloody Mary tailgate! Make sure to tag us if you recreate any of the recipes!