Two glasses of Bloody Mary cocktail garnished with green olives, fresh lemon wedges and a stalk of celery

Classic Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are such a classic cocktail.  The zing of V8 juice mixed with some spice, fresh lemon and a vodka kick

Makes me think of brunch.  Cocktails in the morning?  Count me in!

You can make a pitcher of Bloody Marys for a crowd, but I’ve given the measurement and steps to make them two lovely cocktails at a time

The cast of characters are V8 Tomato Juice, good quality vodka, Worcestershire Sauce, prepared horseradish, hot sauce, seasoned salt, black pepper and last but certainly not least, fresh lemon juice

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Why is it called a Bloody Mary?

Legend has it that this cocktail was named a Bloody Mary after Queen Mary Tudor and her bloody reign over England in the 16th century.  I’m not quite sure of the validity of this claim, but I am sure that it’s one of my favorite drinks!

All of the ingredients go into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice.  Shake it baby

Depending upon the size of your shaker, you may need to mix 1/2 at a time

Pour into your glass of choice and garnish with baby celery, a lemon wedge and green olives

Two glasses of Bloody Mary cocktail garnished with green olives, fresh lemon wedges and a stalk of celery

Cheers!

Simply Sundays ~ Classic Bloody Marys

  • Servings: 2 cocktails
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

8 oz. V8 Tomato Juice

4 oz. good quality vodka

2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

3-5 drops hot sauce

Seasoned salt & black pepper to taste

2 teaspoons lemon juice

Lemon wedges, celery stalks and green olives for serving

Directions

Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice.  Depending upon the size of your shaker, you may need to mix 1/2 at a time

Shake well

Pour into your glass of choice and garnish with baby celery, a lemon wedge and green olives

Tools used to make this recipe

Cocktail Shaker

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