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Bourbon Bloody Mary

A classic Bloody Mary cocktail made with Bourbon Whiskey. A bourbon Bloody Mary is everything the real bourbon drinker needs to make it through brunch.

Bourbon Bloody Mary

We drink a lot of bourbon around here so of course we are going to take a classic and put bourbon in it instead. The Bloody Mary Drink origin comes from France. A spicy ref off a vodka and tomato juice. A fantastic invention that has been the perfect excuse to drink before noon. No questions asked.

Bourbon Bloody Mary Ingredients

Making a Bloody Mary with Whiskey is no different than making the classic Bloody Mary. The only change is the liquor. Gather your ingredients. You are about to make the best bourbon Bloody Mary cocktail.

  • Bourbon – The best bourbon for a Bloody Mary is a low-proof one about 90 proof. We recommend Weller Special Reserve.
  • Tomato Juice – The best tomato juice for a Bloody Mary is R.W. Knudsen Tomato Juice.
  • Celery Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco Sauce

You can use a store-bought Bloody Mary mix but this way you can control the seasonings.

How to Make a Bourbon Bloody Mary

To make this Bourbon Bloody Mary Drink you will need a highball glass or any tall glass will do.

  • On a small plate crack salt and pepper. Take your lemon wedge and rim your glass. Press your glass into the cracked salt and pepper to rim the glass. You do not have to rim the whole glass you can just do one side.
  • Next, In a cocktail shaker add bourbon, tomato juice, celery salt, black pepper, Worcestershire, and Tabasco sauce with enough ice for your glass.
  • Shake to really get those seasonings mixed through.
  • Pour into your highball and garnish! See our Bloody Mary Garnish List below.
Bourbon Whiskey Bloody Mary

How to Garnish a Bloody Mary

The garnishes on a Bloody Mary are just as delicious as the drink. Mix and Match any combination of garnishes from the list below for your Bourbon Bloody Mary Cocktail.

Keep the celery long and secure garnishes together with a cocktail pick.

Bloody Mary Garnishes

  • Celery
  • Olives – The best olives for a Bloody Mary are green olives. Choose either pimento, cheese, or garlic-stuffed green olives to add extra flavor to your garnish ensemble.
  • Cherry or Grape tomatoes
  • Hot Peppers
  • Pickle
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Rosemary
  • Dill
  • Cilantro
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bloody Mary Rim Salt (salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder)
  • Old Bay

Bloody Mary Variations

Swap out liquors for Bloody Mary Variations.

LiquorName
VodkaClassic Bloody Mary
BourbonBourbon Bloody Mary
TequilaBloody Maria
Irish WhiskeyBloody Molly

It has been asked what do you call a Bloody Mary with Bourbon in it? We are going to keep it straightforward and call it a “Bourbon Bloody Mary”.

Bourbon Bloody Mary

More Bourbon Cocktails

Speaking of brunch serve a Bloody Mary with Whiskey with eggs benedict or eggs & bacon with a side of toast. Keep to the savory side of breakfast when having a Bloody Mary cocktail.

Bourbon Bloody Mary Recipe

Bourbon Bloody Mary

Bourbon Bloody Mary

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A Bloody Mary Cocktail made with Bourbon Whiskey

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
  • 6 oz. Tomato Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • Garnish: Celery, Olive, Lemon Wedge
  • Cracked Salt & Pepper for the rim.

Instructions

  1. On a small plate crack salt and pepper. Take your lemon wedge and rim all or part of your glass. Press your glass into the cracked salt and pepper.
  2. Next, In a cocktail shaker add bourbon, tomato juice, celery salt, black pepper, Worcestershire, and Tabasco sauce with enough ice for your glass.
  3. Shake to really get those seasonings mixed through.
  4. Pour into your highball and garnish!

Notes

1. See our full list of Bloody Mary Garnishes in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1182mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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