Think You're Not a Bloody Mary Fan? This Recipe Will Change Your Mind


This delicious drink will convert every Hair of the Dog hater.

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Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 serves

It's rumored that the first bloody mary was concocted in 1921 by French bartender Fernand Petiot at the New York Bar in Paris, a popular hangout for Earnest Hemingway and other arty American expats. Originally, it was just a blend of vodka and tomato juice, but lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and salt eventually made their way into the classic Hair of the Dog hangover cure cocktail. This delicious rendition kicks it up another notch, thanks to the addition of horseradish, hot sauce, celery salt, pepperoncini peppers, and fresh celery sticks. Trust me—I used to avoid this boozy brunch bev myself until I tried this recipe.


  • 3 cups tomato juice

  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) vodka

  • cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco)

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • 4 pepperoncini peppers plus 1 tablespoon of the brine

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 stalks celery


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the tomato juice, vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce, celery salt, pepperoncini brine, and black pepper. Serve over ice with the celery stalks and pepperoncini garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Sodium 884mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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