Best Bloody Mary Mix

This is from the website Savory Experiments. It's the best I've found and I've done some hunting :-) Jessica Formicola knows how to do a bloody! I reduced the horseradish from 1/2 cup to a 1/4 cup, and the same with the Worcestershire sauce. Up them both if you want. One large lemon gives just a little shy of 1/2 cup of juice. One and half works, and I've also done both a lemon and a lime, worked great.


The Bloody

  • 6 cups tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 Tsp hot sauce
  • 6 ounces vodka, optional
  • 6 celery sticks
  • celery salt or Tajin, for rimming


  1. In a large pitcher, combine tomato juice, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, Kosher salt and hot sauce. Shake or stir well to combine.
  2. Either set aside and allow flavors to marry or serve immediately. You can choose to strain out large bits of pepper and horseradish or serve directly.
  3. Rim each glass with celery salt.
  4. Pour over ice in large pint glasses. Top with 1 ounce of vodka each, then stir gently.
  5. Garnish with celery rib.