Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktails are a classic drink, full of peppery flavor – including tomato juice, Worcestershire Sauce, black pepper, dill, and vodka. Guaranteed to cure a hangover!
This Bloody Mary Cocktail recipe is my mom’s from back in the day. I loved finding it, because it was written in Mom’s handwriting. It always takes me way back to times in our childhood home, where Mom was Queen of the Kitchen, her happy place – the place where she created so many delicious meals for everyone she loved, the place that I hung out for hours at a time, watching and learning.
The funny thing about this recipe is that I don’t ever remember Mom drinking one. But Dad loved a good Bloody Mary. They were a popular vacation drink, especially when Mom and Dad went to Arizona in the winter months. The drink that the adults sipped on while eating breakfast. (GASP!)
Of course, you have to really like tomato juice and pepper to enjoy this cocktail – because it is loaded. And the best part is that it actually looks AND tastes healthy. Here are some of the benefits of tomato juice:
- Low in calories! One serving has only 50 calories!.
- Good sources of vitamins A and C.
- Contains potassium and iron.
- Also contains fiber.
The trick again here is using a good quality vodka. I used Absolute but there are plenty of others. Just use what you prefer, but stay away from the super cheap stuff.
I’m currently dreaming of the old days, when Dad had his nightly drink and Mom was busy in the kitchen, cooking and baking. She liked nothing better than to take care of her family, especially when it came to making our favorite meals. Or some good Bloody Mary’s.
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Please let me know if you try these Spicy Bloody Mary Cocktails, and how you like them (or not)!
- 1 quart V8 tomato juice
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Lawley's salt
- 1 teaspoon dill seed
Mix all ingredients in medium pitcher. Place in refrigerator to chill (for at least two hours).
To serve, pour into glasses filled with ice. Add two ounces of vodka to each glass. Stir well.
Garnish each glass with an arrangement of celery, olives, pickles, and pepperoncini. You can use wooden skewer sticks to arrange.