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Spicy Bloody Mary

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a spicy bloody mary in a glass

My dad was a huge Spicy Bloody Mary fan.

In honor of him I had to have his recipe on the blog!

My mom has had his recipe written down in one of our family cookbooks and I finally snagged the recipe from her the other day because I had to share it with you all!

This recipe uses Sriracha sauce instead of Tabasco, which gives it a slightly sweeter taste.

Tabasco is more Cajun-inspired and is usually just made of vinegar, red pepper, and salt, and Sriracha has more of a ketchup-y taste with chili, sugar, salt, garlic, and vinegar.

garnish and topping ideas for bloody marys.

The additional spices in the Sriracha add to the yummy flavor of this Spicy Bloody Mary, and the combination of horseradish adds a nice kick of heat at the end of every sip. (My dad loved his horseradish!)

This recipe is the ultimate way to make a Spicy Bloody Mary – so much better than a store-bought Bloody Mary mix!

If you’re a fan of recipes with some kick, check out my Spicy Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers, Sweet & Spicy Shrimp & Sausage Skewers, and Spicy Honey Chicken Rice Bowls!

tomato juice being poured into a glass pitcher

What Is in a Bloody Mary?

Tomato juice: This is the main ingredient of Bloody Mary cocktails and gives it that classic taste. I use 100% tomato juice, found in most juice isles at the grocery store.

You can also clamato juice if you prefer another layer of flavor.

ingredients in glass bowls needed to make homemade bloody mary mix

(For the full recipe, scroll down to the recipe card below)

Dill pickle juice: Dill pickle juice adds great tangy flavor with a touch of sweetness. I just snag from the jar we usually have in the fridge!

Fresh lemon juice: This will help give that slightly tart taste to the Bloody Mary.

Horseradish: Horseradish has a distinctive pungent taste that combines well with Sriracha for a nice hint of heat.

Worcestershire: Worcestershire is a fermented condiment made from vinegar, onions, garlic, molasses, and plenty of other seasonings that gives great flavor to this Spicy Bloody Mary cocktail.

bloody marys in highball glasses with celery and bacon.

Sriracha: Sriracha helps to add a little bit of spice to your cocktail. You can use any hot sauce you prefer.

Kosher salt: This will help to balance out the different flavor combinations.

Celery salt: Celery salt is stronger than fresh celery and adds a slightly sweet yet bitter flavor.

Black pepper: Black pepper helps to add a little bit of heat to the drink and adds great seasoning.

Vodka: This is essential for rounding out this Spicy Bloody Mary! You will add the vodka in right before serving.

How to Make a Spicy Bloody Mary:

(For the full recipe, scroll down to the recipe card below)

Mix all the ingredients together in a large pitcher (except the Vodka) and chill overnight, or at least 4-5 hours.

This allows all the flavors to meld together and develop for a delicious cocktail.

Once chilled, add the vodka to the pitcher, stir to mix.

a highball glass with bloody mart rim salt.

When ready to serve, salt the rim of a highball glass. You can use your favorite rim salt, Tajin or try this recipe:

Fill a highball glass with ice.

Pour the Bloody Mary mix into the glass and serve with your favorite Bloody Mary garnishes and toppings.

spicy bloody mary mix being poured into a glass

What’s the Best Vodka for Bloody Mary Cocktails?

The better-quality ingredients you use to make your Spicy Bloody Mary cocktail, the better it will taste! There is no specific, “best” vodka to use, but make sure to use one that you like and use with other drinks.

Bloody Mary Garnish Ideas:

There are a lot of typical Bloody Mary garnishes. I like to use these bamboo picks to give the drinks a decorative twist. Here are some ideas:

  • Dill pickle spears
  • Cornichons
  • Jalapeño
  • Celery stick
  • Lemon slices or lime wedge
  • Pickled asparagus
  • Green olives
  • Spicy dill beans
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoncini
  • Shrimp
  • Cheese cube
  • Beef stick
  • Spicy Pickled Green Beans
  • Pearl Onions
  • Pickled Okra
bloody marys in highball glasses with celery and bacon

Can I prep the Bloody Mary Mix in Advance?

Yes! That’s how the recipe is actually written. It’s best to prep the bloody Mary mix in advance to help the flavors develop even more! Just be sure to add in the vodka right before serving.

Tips for Making Spicy Bloody Marys:

  • Make sure to use the best quality ingredients that you can find, especially for the major ingredients like tomato juice and vodka.
  • Fresh lemon juice works best for this recipe, but feel free to use bottled lemon juice as well.
  • Serve the Spicy Bloody Mary ice cold for the best refreshing drink.
  • Spice it up by adding your favorite garnishes or adding extra heat to the drink with more Sriracha or horseradish.
  • If you like adding more flavor to your Spicy Bloody Mary, infused vodka is a great way to customize it.

Which drink are you more likely to choose at brunch?

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spicy bloody marys in glasses with bacon and celery
4.88 from 8 reviews

Spicy Bloody Mary

Prep: 5 minutes
Chill time: 4 hours
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 7 drinks
This is the BEST ever Spicy Bloody Mary recipe with a homemade Bloody Mary mix that's so easy to make. Garnish with all of your favorite toppings!


  • 4 cups 100% tomato juice
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. horseradish
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups Vodka

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  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a large pitcher (except the Vodka) and chill overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
    4 cups 100% tomato juice, 1 cup dill pickle juice, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 Tbsp. horseradish, 2 tsp. Worcestershire, 1 tsp. Sriracha, 1 tsp. kosher salt, 1/2 tsp. celery salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • When ready to serve, salt the rim of your glasses, add ice to the glass. Add Vodka to the pitcher and stir. Pour into glasses and garnish with your favorite toppings. (bacon, celery, pickle, shrimp, lemon wedge, olives, etc.)
    2 cups Vodka

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Amy D

Yummy! I love all these ingredients by themselves and cannot wait to try them with a drink! This is happening soon at my house!


I haven’t had a Bloody Mary in so long! I can’t wait to try this, it looks amazing!

Denay DeGuzman

Our family loves spicy Bloody Mary cocktails! It’s our go-to favorite for Sunday brunch. I love your delicious recipe with a fabulous combination of traditional flavors. Yum. Yum!

Carrie Robinson

I just love a good bloody mary with brunch! 🙂 And the more toppings and garnishes, the better.


Bloody Mary’s are usually a treat I order out. You’ve inspired me to make some at home. Such great photos too!