The Story Behind The Bloody Maria

The Bloody Mary has been a hangover helper for nearly a century, inspiring countless variations. While the vodka-based brunch drink is a classic in its own right, tequila adds more depth to the cocktail with its unique woody and vegetal flavors.

Making a Bloody Maria is a dealer's choice — easily adapted based on the maker’s palate. Add more hot sauce if it needs more spice, use a little less Worcestershire, or douse it with black pepper at the end if your heart desires. The inclusion of tequila will enhance the concoction, no matter the specs, adding spiciness and richness to an already beloved tipple.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 dashes hot sauce
  • Pinch celery salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon horseradish (optional)
  • Garnish: lime wedge, celery, olives

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Collins or highball glass.
  2. Add ice and stir carefully to combine.
  3. Garnish with lime, celery, and olives.

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Updated: 2022-01-06

The Bloody Maria Recipe