Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes 2 servings

It's hard to beat the spicy bite of a good bloody mary on warm summer mornings. Seasoned with fresh basil, cilantro, and chives, this drink received the highest rating from Southern Living's test kitchen.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Press leaves against bottom of cup using a muddler or wooden spoon to release flavors; stir in tomato juice and next 7 ingredients. Transfer half of mixture to a 2-cup glass measuring cup.

Step 2

Place ice in cocktail shaker, filling halfway full. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass over ice. Repeat procedure with remaining tomato mixture. Garnish, if desired.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Absolut Peppar Vodka and Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.

Step 4

Kane's Bloody Mary: Substitute regular vodka for pepper vodka. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

NancRoll's Review

May 28, 2012
Excellent Bloody Mary recipe, wouldnt change a thing. Always made them using horseradish before and had never tried pepper vodka. Will never make them any other way again. Definitely a recipe to keep and pass along.