Football and The Perfect Bloody Mary

November 7, 2008

Bloody Mary Punch from Southern Living

Whether or not you are tailgating this weekend for a football game, having a brunch or already planning holiday morning menus, you must not overlook the Bloody Mary. Living in the South is pretty fun right now with SEC football as things are heating up around here, especially in Alabama. My friends are always asking me for the perfect Bloody Mary recipe so I thought I would share some suggestions below of a classic version and wonderful mixes. Be sure to mix with “Absolut Peppar” (for the Vodka) for extra kick.


Classic Bloody Mary

Yield Makes 6 servings


6  ounces  vodka

4 tablespoons  fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 1/2  teaspoons  horseradish

3  cups  tomato juice (you can us V8)

1 1/2  teaspoons  Worcestershire sauce

1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt

1/4  teaspoon  pepper

1/8 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (optional)

1/4  teaspoon  Tabasco


In a pitcher, mix together the vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Serve over ice in a tall glass with a lime wedge. Serve with olives, celery and pickled green beans

This recipe is adapted from Real Simple magazine at

Here are some of my favorite Bloody Mary mixes:


This can be found at local liquor stores or see 

Whisky Willy’s Bloody Mary Mix, from Orange Beach, Alabama

For the Vodka see If you can’t find Absolut Peppar, any vodka will is fine.


One Response to “Football and The Perfect Bloody Mary”

  1. Kathy Says:

    I tried this recipe last night. It was delicious, and, I must say that using Absolute Peppar certainly does give this classic drink an extra kick…just like you promised! I’ve never added Cajun seasonings before to this drink, but wow, it does make a difference. You have provided me with my new favorite Classic Bloody Mary recipe.

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