One of my all-time favorite brunch cocktails is a Bloody Maria. 90% of the time when I order one, the server usually looks at me like I’m crazy. They’re probably thinking, “she means Mary right, I mean it’s Bloody Mary, it’s pretty standard,” but no I mean Bloody Maria. Mary’s evil twin sister who I’m very fond of. She’s made with tequila and packs a way better punch with spices and pepper than boring vodka ever could.
Recipe: The Best Bloody Maria You’ll Ever Have
Many of you probably like to purchase premade mix, Zing-Zang was my old time favorite, but I felt it was lacking some of my favorite flavors that I could actually see in it, like horseradish. I like to see my ingredients. Chunks of pepper, celery salt and more. The more shit that gets stuck in my teeth the better. Means it’s homemade and not processed. Win, win.
My go-to Bloody Mary mix is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients that most people have on hand. This is a rough recipe that you can tweak to your liking as you will find things you prefer to have more of. Looking for more heat? Infuse your tequila (or vodka if you must) with jalapenos. You won’t be sorry.
Serve up this delicious Bloody Mary mix in a Bloody Maria or Bloody Mary for brunch! Here are a few of my favorite brunch recipes to try. Chorizo sweet potato bake, blueberry french toast and of course, pumpkin pancakes!
- 1 64 oz container of Campbell’s tomato juice – do not buy V8, although delicious, it’s not straight tomato juice
- 1.5 T Celery salt
- 1.5 T Worcestershire
- 2 T horseradish
- Tobasco – I used a lot!
- 1 T Fresh ground black pepper
- Juice of half a lemon
- Tomato ice cubes – just freeze tomato juice
Take the Campbells bottle and pour a little out. You want to create enough space to add your ingredients here. So not a ton needs to be removed. And this is perfectly delicious to drink on its own. You can also use the extra to make a few tomato ice cubes.
Add all of the ingredients, celery salt, Worcestershire, horseradish, tobacco, pepper and lemon to the bottle. Shake until well combined.
If you can, let this sit in the fridge overnight. The longer the flavors can meld together, the better. 24 hours is great, but at least overnight is great. Then serve this up over ice along with your 1 1/2 ounce of tequila. I like a white tequila, but you can always do an infused one like a jalapeno tequila to make things even spicier!
Garnish And Rim Ideas For A Bloody Maria
Garnish on a Bloody Mary (or Maria) are one of the best parts about ordering this fun cocktail. You can definitely have some fun here and go a little crazy if you like.
For a simple rim, I like a spicy mix of sea salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper. Or you can do Old Bay seasoning and sea salt. Or go bold and unique with black volcanic salt. It really will blow your friend’s minds when you use it!
You can also go wild with the garnish and skewer a pickled okra, or gherkin pickles, cube of cheese and bacon. The ideas are really endless. Have fun with your Bloody Maria garnish.
When To Serve Bloody Maria’s
A Bloody Maria is one of my favorite brunch cocktails. You can whip up a batch of these before hosting a big Sunday brunch or a Mother’s or Father’s Day brunch. These would also be great for Christmas morning breakfast alongside mimosas so people can pick and choose their holiday cocktail.