Vodka Bloody Mary
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Bloody Mary

A Vodka Bloody Mary is one of the best pre-dinner drinks around. You can find hundreds of homemade recipes for a Vodka Bloody Mary but when in a hurry with no time to waste just pick up one of the many great Bloody Mary mixes.

Vodka Bloody Mary
Vodka Bloody Mary

Two of my favorite mixes are Charleston and Zing Zang. Then you can decorate the drink in your own personal style; from rimming the glass to adding vegetables. My personal favorites are olives, pickled asparagus, limes, celery, or pickled green beans. Mix it up and make it your own!

Ingredients you’ll need to make a Bloody Mary

Vodka Bloody Mary
Vodka Bloody Mary Ingredients

For Bloody Mary’s I like to use Stoli, Absolute or Finlandia Vodka. There is no need to use an expensive brand of Vodka because the Bloody Mary mix will just hide the flavor. The glass that you use is also important. Bloody Mary’s look great in a tall glass but some people like their Bloody Mary’s in a short glass. The difference is the taste. Make sure your ask your guest which one they prefer.

Vodka Bloody Mary
Vodka Bloody Mary

Rim your glass (optional), add ice, vodka and mix and you are ready to go! Now add your special touch of a favorite pickled vegetable or citrus or both! Now you have the best tasting Bloody Mary!

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Vodka Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary (Vodka)

I bought these glasses at Hyman's in Charleston because their Bloody Mary's were so good and on the back of the glass is their Bloody Mary recipe. Their Bloody Mary's are really good, but I'm always rushing around and pressed for time so I've chosen to use a mix, and then dress it up a bit with the garnish.
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Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine Vodka
Servings 1 Person


  • 1 1/2 Ounces Vodka I like using Absolut, Stoli or Finlandia in mixed drinks
  • Bloody Mary Mix
  • Vegetables for garnish Marinated vegetables work great like asparagus, green beans, and olives and then there are the traditional like celery. Add a lime for a bit of citrus flavor.
  • The Glass
  • Ice

To Rim the Glass (optional)

  • Southern Mojo Mix for the rim
  • 1 Lime wedge


Rim the glass (optional)

  • Pour your favorite Bloody Mary rim seasoning onto a small plate
  • Cut the lime into wedges
  • Rub the rim of the glass with a lime slice
  • Dip the glass into the Bloody Mary seasoning

Bloody Mary

  • Fill your glass with ice
  • Pour in the vodka and top it off with Bloody Mary mix
  • Add your vegetable garnish


Here is the Hyman’s Seafood, Charleston, recipe on the back of the glass:
Add the following to a glass with ice and stir:
  • 2 splashes Worchestershire 
  • 1 tsp White Horseradish
  • 1 tsp Hyman’s Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Vodka
  • Add Hyman’s Bloody Mary Mix (if it was me, I would just substitute tomato juice for this step) :o)
Keyword Bloody Mary, Happy Hour, Mixed Drinks, Vodka
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