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A garnished bloody Mary cocktail.  A bottle of vodka is in the background.
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Bloody Mary

Skip the store-bought mix and make your own Bloody Mary from scratch with simple, everyday ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving (about 10-1/2 ounces)

Ingredients

  • Old Bay Seasoning or seasoning of your choice for rimming glass
  • Lemon or lime wedge for rimming glass
  • 2 ounces vodka your favorite
  • 8 ounces tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Dash Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnishes of your choice

Instructions

  • Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning on a small plate.  Rub lemon or lime wedge around rim of glass to moisten.
  • Dip rim of glass into seasoning to coat evenly.  Fill glass with ice.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker about ½ full of ice.  Add vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and pepper.
  • Cover shaker and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Strain into rimmed glass with ice.  Garnish with desired toppings.

Notes

  • I enjoy this recipe as written, but feel free to customize to your personal taste by experimenting with different amounts of ingredients!
  • Nutrition info does not include seasoning for rimming glass or toppings.