15 Ways to Rethink the Bloody Mary
Rethink the Bloody Mary with our collection of classic versions as well as some unlikely contenders that feature the essential cocktail recipe.
Bloody Mary Punch
Instead of stirring all the ingredients together, serve optional shots of vodka on the side, and let guests add it or not.
Bloody Mary Burgers
Inspired by the classic cocktail, these bold-flavored burgers make a fantastic brunch entrée. For an extra umami kick, whisk 1 to 2 teaspoons vodka into the sauce.
Heirloom Bloody Mary
Heirloom Bloody Mary is the perfect way to showcase your garden bounty of heirloom tomatoes.
Old Bay Bloody Mary
Not your standard Bloody Mary, this one derives its kick from Old Bay seasoning, concocted with 18 spices and herbs, and fresh horseradish. Have a variety of hot sauces on hand for Bloody Mary connoisseurs who like to turn up the heat.
Bloody Mary Tomato Salad with Quick Pickled Shrimp
Mix and match colorful assorted tomatoes, such as 'Beefsteak,' 'Brandywine,' and 'Cherokee Purple.' Their rich, meaty flavor counters the dressing's tang and zip. Don't overlook the tender inside leaves of the celery bunch--they're quite delicious, and they add an herbal note to the dish.
Barbecue Bloody Mary
The barbecue rub around the rim of the glass and mixed in with the cocktail itself offers a unique Southern flair to this classic cocktail.
Bloody Mary Green Bean Salad
We turned a festive cocktail into a salad by making the drink's crunchy garnishes (green beans and celery) the star and dressing them with a vinaigrette made with Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix.
Green Tomato Bloody Mary
We used an assortment of fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, dill, and cilantro. We suggest making this a day ahead to allow the flavors to fully develop. Store in the refrigerator; stir before serving.
Judy's Bloody Mary Mix
Make this bloody mary mix at least 3 days prior to serving.
Garden Bloody Mary
A great cocktail can start just outside your door when you grow almost all the ingredients yourself.
Mediterranean Skewers with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette
These skewers are a hassle-free appetizer. Just thread together store-bought cheese, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and olives on skewers and serve with the homemade vinaigrette.
Cajun Bloody Mary
For a pretty presentation, rub the rims of glasses with lemon wedges, and dip in a mixture of black pepper and coarse salt.
Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters
This recipe calls for a small amount of alcohol, so it's really more of a fun canapé than a beverage. If you want to make a nonalcoholic version, omit the vodka and add an extra 1/4 cup veggie juice and a bit more lemon juice.
Vodka-Poached Shrimp with Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce
This vodka-infused spin on a classic shrimp cocktail is just the thing to give your guests the chills.
Spicy Bloody Mary Smoothie
Enjoy the tangy, spicy flavor of a classic brunch drink without the alcohol.