Ultimate Bloody Mary

4 Feb 2014
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I wish I could take credit for this, but I can’t.  This brilliant twist on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail is an adaptation of Jamie Oliver’s Spicy Bloody Mary served in his restaurant, Barbacoa.  Before this recipe, I never took a liking to Bloody Mary.  This version, however, has a satisfying combination of acidity and savory with the deep, smoky undertones of barbeque and bacon.  Jamie’s spicier version uses jalapeno-infused vodka, thick-cut bacon and some barbeque rub in lieu of celery salt.  I mean, COME ON!  So without further ado-


The Ultimate Bloody Mary

serves 2


  • 16 ounces (1/2 quart) of tomato juice
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 tbsp barbeque sauce
  • pinch of paprika, celery seed and salt (or celery salt)
  • squeeze of 1/4 lemon
  • celery
  • thick-cut cooked bacon


  1. In a blender or shaker, mix tomato juice, vodka sauce, paprika, celery seed, salt and lemon.  Mix well.
  2. In a glass filled with ice, pour the mixture.
  3. Finish with a cut of celery and a piece of thick cut bacon.  Mmm, delish!
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