11 Over-the-Top Bloody Marys

Published On 09/08/2015 Published On 09/08/2015
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The next time you're boozy brunching, don't settle for any ole vodka and tomato juice mixture. Instead, spice up them Bloodys with the over-the-top ingredients -- like bacon, fried shallots, beet juice, and wasabi powder -- featured in these 11 recipes. As the saying goes, when life gives you a hangover, make Bloody Marys. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's how it goes.

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Beet juice Bloody Mary

Starring beets, purple carrots, sweet potatoes, and other nutritious greens, this spin on the tomato blend will help you bounce back from Saturday night’s shenanigans. Shake things up here!

Key ingredients:

  • Bolthouse Daily Roots beet juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco
  • Horseradish
  • Vodka
Courtesy of Bakers Royale

Bloody Mary popsicle

What’s cooler than a Bloody Mary in a glass? A Bloody Mary on a stick! It's quite literally cooler because it's frozen. Recipe here
Key ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Celery stalk
  • Lemon
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce


Green Bloody Mary

Packed with yellow cucumbers, apples, and tomatillos, the green color will trick folks into thinking you're drinking a healthy green juice, when you're actually just boozin'. Get the recipe.

Key ingredients:

  • Yellow tomatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Cucumber
  • Green apple
  • Vodka
Courtesy of Bev Cooks

Bloody Mary oyster shots

This shooter -- spiked with a freshly shucked Blue Point -- is the perfect cross between brunch and oyster happy hour. Get a taste.

Key ingredients:

  • Bloody Mary mix
  • Live Blue Point oysters
  • Vodka
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire sauce


Yellow Mary

Brighten your brunch-time beverage with a bevy of juices (bell pepper, pineapple, and mango nectar, to name a few). It's sweeter than usual, but still damn good. Switch things up here.

Key ingredients:

  • Yellow tomato juice
  • Bell pepper juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Yellow beet juice
  • Mango nectar
Courtesy of Daydreamer Desserts

Bloody (Vampire) Mary

Ginger vodka! Sherry! Mustard! The three major ingredients in this Frankenstein Bloody make one big reason to get out of bed in the morning. Get the recipe.

Key ingredients:

  • Ginger vodka
  • Sherry
  • Dijon mustard
  • Tomato juice
  • Lemon juice


Shochu Bloody Mary with wasabi and pickled ginger

Sake, shochu, and wasabi powder team up for some serious Japanese flavor. Here's the recipe!

Key ingredients:

  • Shochu
  • Sake
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Miso paste
  • Wasabi powder
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Bacon-infused Bloody Mary popsicles

Fact: bacon makes everything better. Case in point: this bold take on a Bloody features a bacon-wrapped breadstick. And the bacon-infused vodka is an added bonus. Here's the recipe

Key ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Brown sugar
  • Breadsticks
  • Tomato juice
  • Bacon-infused vodka
Courtesy of The Drink Blog

Uptown Bloody Mary

Swap traditional horseradish for peno syrup and tomato juice for tomato water, which is basically just a fancy tomato juice. Add some candied jalapeños for the full upgrade. Make it yourself!

Key ingredients:

  • Tomato water
  • Peno syrup
  • Candied jalapeños
  • Olive brine
  • Lemon juice


Thai-style Bloody Mary with cilantro and fried shallots

Topped with a splash of beer and fish sauce, this Asian-inspired Bloody Mary offers a mind-blowing mixture of salty, fizzy, and sweet with just the right amount of flair. Get the recipe.

Key ingredients:

  • Rice lager (Singha or Sapporo)
  • Green olive brine
  • Thai-style fried shallots
  • Sambal oelek
  • Tomato juice
Courtesy of My Diary of Us

Bloody Delicious Mary

The secret weapon in this zesty concoction is a blend of steak seasoning (weird, but just go with it!) along with pickle, olive, and pepperoncini. Recipe here!

Key ingredients:

  • Tomato juice
  • Steak seasoning (McCormick’s)
  • Pickle juice
  • Olive juice
  • Pepperoncini pepper juice

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