Love it or hate it, the Bloody Mary has held its place in cocktail history for at least 100 years.

Some date its invention back to the 1920’s but the idea of a spicy tomato juice cocktail has been around for much longer. There’s plenty of debate over who actually invented the drink, but we’re just happy someone did.

This savory drink is a brunch favorite and a great way to start the morning, which is probably why its National Day falls on the first of the year. What we love about the Bloody Mary is that despite having such dynamic flavor, it’s open to plenty of interpretation. Make it spicy and salty, use freshly juiced tomatoes and play up the sweetness – there are endless ways to make the drink yours. To help celebrate, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Bloody Mary takes!

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There are countless versions of the Bloody Mary out there, this simple version from Ketel One keeps the ingredients to a minimum and the flavor profile clean and simple. It’s the perfect base recipe to use to start riffing.

Marvelous Mary

Marvelous Mary

Marvelous Mary

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 5 oz. Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 5 drops Hot Sauce
  • 1 pinch Salt

Preparation: Take a clean Highball Glass, add your ingredients over ice, finish with a cucumber ribbon, and serve!


Mix up your spirits! Two of the most classic subs are the Bloody Maria with Tequila or the Red Snapper with Gin, but why not try something different with Absinthe! This simple take ditches the additional spices for a clean, Absinthe forward flavor.

Cherry Tomato

Cherry Tomato

Cherry Tomato

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Absinthe Refined
  • 4 oz. tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 oz. lime juice

Preparation: Shake and serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime.


Get a little unconventional with your juices! This take keeps the spices but ditches the tomato for carrot juice – we’re not quite sure this still counts as a Bloody Mary, but we’re keen to give it a try!

Farmers Market Mary

Farmers Market Mary

Farmers Market Mary

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 5 oz. equal parts Carrot & Apple Juice
  • 1 oz. Freshly Squeezed Orange
  • 1 pinch of Rock Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper and Dried Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. Tamarind
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger Paste

Preparation: Take a clean Highball Glass, add your ingredients over ice. Garnish with Orange Sunshine and Carrot Ribbon, and serve!