Bloody Mary Five Ways

As we move from Football Season to Brunch Season, get ready with everyone’s favorite daytime drink, the Bloody Mary. Five variations! As we move from Football Season to Brunch Season, get ready with everyone's favorite daytime drink, the Bloody Mary. Five variations!Are you ready for some football? Or maybe a nice brunch? And how about a Bloody Mary or two? Cause nothing says it’s okay to drink in the daytime like a Bloody Mary! 

Yes, happily for brunch-ers everywhere, the classic alcoholic beverage has an early-imbibing respectability. As in, “what do you mean wait ‘til 5; I’m not waiting ‘til noon”. Key to this would be the serving of vegetables delivered via tomato juice.

I mean, it’s practically food.

Not to mention, it readily converts to the alcohol-free Virgin Mary. Hooray, now I can have two.

As we move from Football Season to Brunch Season, get ready with everyone's favorite daytime drink, the Bloody Mary. Five variations!

Loaded Bloody Mary

Of course, a lot of the pizazz of the Bloody Mary comes from the garnishes. A classic addition can be as simple as a celery stick or pickle spear. But for serious Bloody-lovers, anything goes. Bacon, asparagus, olives, cheese, sausage, even shrimp.

Mini-burger on a slider bun? Poke it with a stick and add it in!

Five Variations

Looking for the simplest mix? Buy vodka and a mixer. But for some real fun, read on.

Uncle George’s Bloody Mary. My brother-in-law is famous for his traveling setup which he brings to parties! His flavor is close to the classic, but with a little kick ensured. Alas, he makes the drink like everyone’s Grandma cooks—a dash of this and a little of that. But I think I’m at least close in my rendition below. 

As we move from Football Season to Brunch Season, get ready with everyone's favorite daytime drink, the Bloody Mary. Five variations!

Ingredients for Uncle George’s Bloody Mary

Virgin Mary.  Key to a good alcohol-free cocktail, is making sure there is enough flavor. Fortunately this isn’t a problem here. Yes, I still remember the virgin margarita I had while pregnant. Almost. No. Flavor. (The waitress suggested a Virgin Strawberry Margarita in the future.) For the Virgin Mary, prepare as usual–just leave out the vodka!Caprese Bloody Mary

The Caprese.  This delivers an Italian twist—and is a great way to “class up” an event. Muddle a couple basil leaves with a splash of balsamic vinegar in the bottom of the glass. Then proceed as usual. Top with a garnish of fresh mozzarella, basil and cherry tomatoes.

Muddle basil

The Veggie. Swap in V8 or another vegetable juice instead of straight tomato juice. Garnish with a loaded vegetable skewer. You might even get two servings of vegetables this way!

Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody Mary Bar!

The Bloody Mary Bar is a perfect option if you are entertaining a large crew (e.g. Super Bowl party, Father’s Day brunch). Serve up a glass with a couple ounces of vodka, then let your guests go wild on fixings and garnishes.

Uncle George's Bloody Mary
Serves 1
As we move from Football Season to Brunch Season, get ready with everyone's favorite daytime drink, the Bloody Mary.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
187 calories
14 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
555 g
246 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
555g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 246mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
22%
Vitamin C
76%
Calcium
5%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dipping Salt
  1. coarse salt
  2. celery salt
  3. black pepper
Bloody Mary
  1. 2 ounces vodka
  2. 5 shakes tabasco
  3. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  4. 1 -2 tsp pickled pepper juice
  5. Ice
  6. 1 cup tomato juice (approximate)
Instructions
  1. Pour the vodka into a 16 ounce glass.
  2. Top with Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and pickle juice
  3. Fill the glass with ice mostly to top, then pour in tomato juice
  4. Rim a second 16-ounce glass with lime juice, then dip into salt mixture.
  5. Place the salted glass against rim of filled glass then invert to mix and transfer the Bloody Mary (see note).
Notes
  1. I did this nervously over the sink but Uncle George just does it anywhere!
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calories
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fat
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protein
2g
carbs
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8 thoughts on “Bloody Mary Five Ways

    1. Inger Post author

      True confessions, the bar is actually at a local restaurant which does it every Sunday. Makes it even easier 🙂 !

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