What I love about the Bloody Mary is that it can be virgin or just as stout as you like it. It’s also 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 toppings you add)! It’s been done SO MANY ways, but these recipes are HANDS DOWN the best!
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: The OG Mary
#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!