For your next weekend breakfast or brunching gathering, a bloody mary is an excellent drink choice.
In our opinion, it's the best choice for cocktails. A good mix of sweet with savory flavors. It's the ultimate reminder that our brunch drinks do not have to be overly sweet and only a mimosa or bellini.
And being a drink that's basically a meal...it's also good for a hangover.
But putting together the perfect bloody mary can be a task. Sure, there’s the classic bloody mary ingredients: tomato juice, hot sauce, and vodka... but that is incredibly boring.
We have taken some serious time to build the ultimate list of bloody mary ingredients so you can make the perfect Bloody Mary.
Want the perfect bloody mary? You need these bloody mary ingredients.
If you want to make it easy and cut out the long trip to the store and pack your shopping cart with ingredients, you have two options.
- Hire a bartender to come over and make your drink
- Just order Stu’s This Is Bloody Mary Mix, because the blooy mary mix is already created and most important, it is in the perfect ratio to make sure you get the perfect Bloody Mary every single time.
However, if you're into self-torture, and like going to the grocery store to hand pick and buy every ingredient yourself...well this is America and we support your right to make your own cocktail.
Classic Bloody Mary Ingredients:
The traditional bloody mary ingredients are the following:
- Tomato Juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Ice - it's meant to be drank on the rocks
The Bloody Mary is a very personal drink. Most people want to add their own preferences to the cocktail. so here is The Ultimate Bloody Mary Ingredient List.
We have broken it down into the main categories of a bloody Mary
- Barware and Equipment
If you want a legit Bloody Mary then these are the basic bloody mary ingredients. And when you mix them and allow them to soak together….mouthwatering goodness.
What Alcohol is in a Bloody Mary:
- Vodka - The Bloody Mary
Infused Vodka - Rose mary, peppers, and onions chopped up and thrown in with vodka, soaked for a few days will send any Bloody Mary over the top.
Want even more flavor? Bacon infused vodka. Done. Might be the most epic of bloody mary vodka ever.
The Bloody Mary's alcohol is vodka. But many people prefer some of the variations using the liquor we've outlined below.
- Tequila - Bloody Maria (recipe)
- Gin (recipe)
- Lager - For a Red Beer (recipe)
- Non-Alcoholic Option - Virgin Mary Drink (recipe)
- V8 - Makes it easy
- Other classic Tomato and Vegetable Juice
- Clamato or Clam Juice
- Homemade Tomato Juice - Here's an easy recipe to make your own tomato juice with a food processor
- Pickle Brine
Bloody Mary Garnishes
- Pickle Spear
- Whole Pickles
- Celery Stalk
- Pickled Green Bean / Beans
- Lemon Wedge / Wedges
- Lime Wedge / Wedges
- Sea Salt
- Olive / Olives
- Shrimp - Grilled or Chilled
- Caramelized Onion
- Carrot Stick
Excentric Bloody Mary Garnishes:
Some restaurants have made it their mission to go bloody overboard.
- Seafood - Lobster Tail or Scallops
- Slices of Pizza
- BBQ Ribs
- Roasted Chilis
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Spices & Seasoning
- Black Pepper
- Fennel Seeds
- White Pepper
- Steak seasoning
- Worcestershire sauce
- Hot Sauce - if you want traditional, go with sriracha or tabasco, if you want to mix it up, then go with a chipotle hot sauce.
- Cayenne Pepper
- Sweet Corn
- Sea Salt
- Celery Salt
- Seasoned salt
- Truffle salt
- Rib rub
- Bacon Salt (recipe)
Barware and Equipment
- Stirrer - Stirring is preferred to a shaker. It won't dilute the tomato juice.
- Skewer - For your garnishes
- Knife for cutting your garnishes
See..we told you that was a lot. So if you don't want to go out and buy the massive list of ingredients we have detailed you have a crazy easy and crazy delicious option.
Stu's Bloody Mary Mix
Stu's Bloody Mary Mix provides the perfect mix of spices and ingredients to give you a perfect bloody mary. No guessing. No work.
Your Own Bloody Mary Bar
Take a look at the Mixology Kit that we have. It comes with Sweet Corn and Key Lime rimmers and ghost pepper hot sauce to add into your bloody mary. Trust us, if you are thinking of becoming a master mixologist, you’ll want to add these into your arsenal.
Take a gander at the bloody mary mixes and mixology kit here.
We've put together the following recipes to put your ingredients to good use!
Bloody Mary's can be a great way to get some fruits and veggies in your diet.
Bloody Mary Recipes
The “right” and “perfect” bloody mary ingredients are all subjective. Taste buds differ...the bloody mary ingredients that we have suggested works for us, hopefully, it works for you too. Let us know!