What I love about the Bloody Mary is that it can be virgin or just as stout as you like it. It is the ultimate cure if you’re looking for a little hair-of-the-dog, too. Plus, it’s kind of like a meal (depending on how many accoutrement you add to it)! The Bloody Mary has been done SO MANY ways, but these top 8 cocktail recipes are the only ones to make the cut!
The Bloody Mary is a tried and true fav for mid-day parties, and I’ve found the BEST spins on this old favorite to light your tailgate up!
The BEST 8 Bloody Mary Recipes
#1: Mary from Scratch
Homemade Bloody Mary recipe from Cookie and Kate which is fresh and vibrant and chocked full of whole foods! If you’re going to make your Bloody Mary completely from scratch, then check out their recipe!
#2: Cajun Mary
Emeril Lagasse’s Cajun Bloody Mary from Garden & Gun just hits the nail on the head every single time. It won’t disappoint! I love the addition of the pickled green beans, which I never had until I lived in New Orleans. A MUST TRY!
#3: Mary on a Stick
#4: Green Mary
Green Bloody Mary – Verde Mary by Tidy Mom is a super fun way to change it up! Just tell everyone that you’re on a green juice diet:) If you like fresh, cool, with a kick–this is the change up you’re looking for!
#5: Olive You Mary
#6: Brunch Mary
Bacon & Eggs Bloody Mary from Culinary Hill is the winner for most original! This is a meal in a glass, and I love everything about it! Culinary Hill is speaking my love language with this primo bevy!
#7: Beer Me Mary
Micheladas recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes is the perfect combo of beer and Mary! It gives you the kick you want, but it’s definitely a “beer” drinker’s drink. This combo recipe should have just about everyone at your tailgate covered!
#8: Bloody Maria
Bloody Maria Sangrita Recipe from Mermaids and Mojitos is such a cool spin on a classic recipe. Tequila turns Mary into Maria, which—let’s admit—we all have an alter ego when we drink tequila, right? The addition of a surprising citrus juice and jalapeno infusion will make Maria an unforgettable cocktail!
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Whether you’re looking for the classic Mary, her alter ego Maria, or Mary on a stick, then this collection has you covered! These cocktail recipes will give you plenty of options for your next game day get together.
TIP: Can’t decide which one to make? Make a Bloody Mary Bar with a few of your top picks! You can make it a DIY cocktail bar with recipe card “instructions,” OR you could pre-make small pitchers of your top 3!
Bloody Mary Bar? Yes. I’d come back to your party, anytime!
PS: Check out 15 Pimento Cheese Ideas for the Game Day Win to round out that tailgate party of yours!