Prep Time
5 Mins
Makes 1 1/2 qt.

Instead of stirring all the ingredients together, serve optional shots of vodka on the side, and let guests add it or not.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine vegetable juice, next 5 ingredients, and, if desired, vodka in a punch bowl or a pitcher. Serve over ice in glasses. Serve with celery sticks, if desired.

Step 2

Note: For testing purposes only, we used V8 Low Sodium 100% Vegetable Juice.

Chef's Notes

This recipe originally ran in Southern Living February, 2008 and was updated for the November, 2012 issue.

Ratings & Reviews

SandraSooner's Review

November 02, 2013

KimZee's Review

March 20, 2013
I have made a lot of Bloody Mary mix in my life; I use to own a bar. If you want to mix it up a bit, I would suggest adding a can of beef broth and 1 tsp. of celery seed. Beefy, hot and spicy!!!!! They love this at the bar on Sundays.

LucyLove's Review

August 09, 2011

eileen814's Review

May 06, 2009
Super easy. Spicy. But it is easy to cool down. A big hit with my family last year Mother's Day. And all through the year. I reduced the pepper and old bay by over 1/2, after following the recipe the first time. I do use low-sodium V8. And let other's add the Vodka, that way the pitcher stays virgin!

Chicagokiter76's Review

February 11, 2012
Nice recipe that results in a bloody mary with quite a bit of kick. If you like your bloody mary like that, this is the recipe for you. If you like a milder one, not so much. Like the other reviewer stated - very easy to make, which is always a plus!