The Bloody Mary’s history is one shrouded in famed figures. It was named after the brutal Queen Mary I of England, and was notoriously loved by the late author Ernest Hemingway. Despite its unpleasant namesake, there’s no denying that the Bloody Mary is utterly delicious. We can only hope to say “Bloody Mary” three times and have one of these tasty drinks appear before our eyes. Such a mystical occurrence might not be all that surprising; after all, Bloody Marys do seem to have the magical property of curing hangovers.
A good Bloody hits all the right savory notes, but a great Bloody hits the spicy ones, too. Read on for a recipe that adds a welcome kick to the classic cocktail.
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 pinch paprika
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3-4 dashes of your preferred hot sauce
Garnish: celery, pickled asparagus, stuffed olives, lemon, or lime. Everything bagel seasoning for the rim.
Take your glass and coat the rim of it with half a lemon or lime, then gently press the glass into the everything bagel seasoning to coat the rim.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
To up the spiciness level, add additional dashes of hot sauce or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Shake with ice, then strain into your prepared glass.
Have fun with the garnish! Add stuffed olives, pickled asparagus, celery, citrus, etc.
The Bloody Mary is known for its spicy and savory flavors, which come from tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce, but a spicy Bloody Mary will ensure you feel the heat with additional layers of spice from your hot sauce of choice.
Is there hot sauce in a spicy Bloody Mary?
Yes, there is hot sauce in a spicy Bloody Mary, but the kind is all up to you! This recipe uses three to four dashes of your favorite hot sauce to spice up your cocktail. To boot, this extra spicy Bloody is further spiced with ground black pepper and paprika.