The BEST Bloody Mary Recipe

My mom is famous for many of her recipes but I would say her most requested (by Cason and me) and hands down most popular would be her Bloody Marys! It’s officially football season and fall is right around the corner, so it seemed like the perfect time to share one of my all-time favorites!


These Bloody Marys are my game day drink of choice and in my opinion no tailgate spread is complete without them. (Especially those early morning ones!) Serve them up in our Saturdays in the South cups and they’re bound to be a hit!

Bloody Mary Recipe

:: 46 oz. tomato juice
:: 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
:: 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
:: 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
:: 1/4 cup sugar
:: 1 teaspoon celery seed
:: 1 tablespoon horseradish
:: 1 small grated onion
:: 1 teaspoon salt
:: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
:: vodka
:: garnish of choice


Step 1 | Grate onion until it’s super fine so you don’t have any onion pulp in your drink.

Step 2 | Mix all ingredients together (except vodka and garnishes) in a big pitcher, stir, and refrigerate until chilled. (Makes around 8-10 drinks)

Step 3 | Once you are ready to serve- add a shot of vodka to your glass, fill with ice, top with prepared mix, stir, and garnish!

Some garnish ideas: salt rim, celery stalks, pickle spears, pickled asparagus, pickled okra, olives, cherry tomatoes, lemon or lime wedges, bacon, chilled shrimp, jalapeños, cocktail onions, pepperjack cheese squares, tabasco sauce


The best part? You can mix up a batch ahead of time so on game day there’s no stress other than who you’re playing!