A bloody mary brings to mind so many great memories. I went to school at Ole Miss, so a “bloody” to me is an early Saturday morning tailgating in The Grove. It was always hard waking up and drinking so early in the day (especially after going out the night before). So this tomato based drink was my go-to! Game weekends at Ole Miss we’re some of the best weekends of my life. At some point throughout the weekend, you could absolutely expect to see me with a bloody in my hand. I was obsessed…still am!


I LOVE a good bloody…Specifically, MY bloody mary mix. The mix for a bloody mary is actually so simple. I personally don’t prefer the taste of a bottled store-bought mix. To me, it tastes super full of preservatives. When you make it yourself, it has such a genuine tomato flavor and you’ll be able to choose the spice level and make it super personal with an assortment of toppings. Everyone’s taste buds are different, so to be able to make it your own is really nice.

This recipe will trump all other mixes. It will get you through that Saturday game-day in The Grove at Ole Miss…or a Sunday brunch the day after. It is the cure to an empty stomach, or a hangover you just can’t quite shake. It’s my go to “hair of the dog.”

This recipe is also perfect if you’re having a party and want to create a bloody mary bar! Everyone will love making their own drink and dressing it to their liking.



Makes: about 5 cups
Total time: 5 minutes

5 cups tomato juice (like V8)
2 tbsp horse-radish
1 tsp celery salt
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire
1.5 small lemons, juice of
1 tbsp dill pickle juice
1 tbsp tabasco
1.5 tsp black pepper, ground

In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and mix. Serve chilled.

Celery salt for glass rim
Blue cheese olives
Jumbo cooked shrimp
Crab claw, cooked
Bacon, cooked
Pickled green beans
Mini sweet peppers
Lemon wedge

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