Spicy Bloody Mary Recipe

The Bloody Mary can be a beautiful drink but it has such a creepy name in my opinion. I went in search of where the drink originates from and found Bloody Mary’s can be served with favorite home grown garnishes like lemons, celery, parsley, peppers and carrots.  It is unclear who created the drink but it can be traced back to Fernand Petiot  who apparently met his wife in Canton, Ohio before becoming a bartender in NYC in the 1920’s.   Bloody Mary” is associated with a number of historical figures including Queen Mary I of England, who was nicknamed as such in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs for attempting to re-establish the Catholic Church in England.

Spicy Bloody Mary Recipe
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Spicy Bloody Mary Recipe


  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup pickling liquid
  • 1 cup of Vodka (Tito's Brand works well)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Valentina hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Colman's Prepared Mustard
  • 1 and a half Tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 and a half teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 and a half teaspoons salt
  • 1 and a quarter teaspoons celery seeds
  • Colman's Dry Mustard Powder (for rim)


    To Finish
  1. In a pitcher, combine the celery seed and horseradish. Muddle the mixture with the end of a wooden spoon to blend and break up the celery seeds. Pour in the tomato juice, pickling liquid, hot sauce, Colman's Mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir everything together to combine. In Collins glasses, fill with ice (4 cubes) and pour 2 oz of Tito's Vodka over top. Fill the rest of the glass with the Bloody Mary mix, and garnish with pickled vegetables (i.e. asparagus, green beans, celery) and an olive and lemon slice.
    For the Rim
  1. 3 parts salt to 1 part Colman's Mustard Powder as a salt rim

Recipe and Image Credit : Colman’s Mustard

[alert-note]Happy Valentines Weekend Friends! What are you cooking up for your love ones this weekend?



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