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The Perfect Bloody Mary (with secret ingredients from my bartender friend)


Miles and I like to drink Bloody Marys at night on  friend’s roof (call us risk-takers)!

This recipe was based on some advice from a friend of mine who is a bartender (thanks Benny). Miles and I made a few and tweaked the recipe so that it what we believe to be a truly perfect Bloody Mary!

(It helps to have a liquid measuring cup with ounces marked on the side)


The Perfect Bloody Mary

*Serves 10 (I usually make a big pitcher to share or even keep in the fridge since  we all know Monday mornings can be tough!)

  • 40 oz tomato juice
  • 3 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2.5 tsp horseradish (grated and from a bottle is fine)
  • 1 Tbsp Tobasco sauce (plus more if you want it spicy)
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive juice
  • 1/4 cup peperoncini juice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 beer ( IPA’s are really nice, but I have also used Sam Adams Summer Ale or Boston Lager). Just don’t use a Budweiser, PBR,  Coors Light or some other crap beer that will just water down the mix and not add any flavor.

*Add desired amount of vodka to each glass you pour, or add 20 oz vodka to the whole pitcher

Happy Friday!


Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

4 thoughts on “The Perfect Bloody Mary (with secret ingredients from my bartender friend)

  1. That looks really good! What would you say to turning this into a Bloody Maria recipe? Just sub tequila for the vodka?

  2. So delicious! Made a batch the morning after a bachelorette party and had several people ask for the recipe. Thank you so much!

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