1. Food
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Bloody Mary: Hair of a Mastiff

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Copyright 2011 Jules Stonesoup
My Daddy makes the best bloody marys in the world. Now, I do confess to the possibility of some bias on this issue. But I had never been a fan of the drink until I was nearly 40 and he made some one morning when I was visiting. So if I'm biased it's because he made the first one I liked. I don’t know why he waited so long, but there's no use crying over spilt tomato juice. You can, and should, adjust his recipe to your preferences, but this is a wonderful place to start. (Larger image.) Makes 1.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 drink


  • 1 oz. vodka*
  • 3 oz. tomato juice
  • 4 grinds of fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground horseradish (freshly ground is awesome, but prepared works)
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (about 3 squirts)
  • 1/8 lg. lime
  • Celery stalk for garnish


1. Fill an 8-ounce hi-ball glass with ice cubes.

2. Add all ingredients except lime. Squeeze in juice from lime and stir.

3. Garnish and serve.

*Note: I don't bother with a premium vodka. The other flavors are so strong any nuance the vodka might add is lost.

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Father's Bloody Mary, Member yayajac

I am of the 'older' generation and appreciate savory over sweet. So - great Bloody Mary. The freshly ground horseradish is an improvement on the hot sauce I usually use. Your Dad - HE'S THE MAN.

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

See all 2 reviews

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.