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I love tomato juice but never had tried a Bloody Mary.  The name just turned me off from the drink.  However, on one of our trips back home we visited my friend Renee while she was bar-tendering and I actually tried a little bit – and realized it was really good!

I decided that I would try to make it at home.  I found a recipe on that looked similar to what I watched Renee make – however there was no horseradish in this recipe.  I’m not sure how the horseradish comes about in the recipe because when I looked traditional recipes up, none mentioned it.  I love the addition though – mostly because I love a kick!

Did Grumpy like it?  Well, Grumpy didn’t drink it and he wouldn’t even if he had been around when I made it!  He has his mind set on certain things that he is totally unwilling to try – and this drink would be one of them.  So I made it to try when he wasn’t here!  😉

Bloody Mary
recipe adapted from Classic Bloody Mary


  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1.5 fluid ounce Grey Goose Vodka (or your favorite brand)
  • 3/4 cup V-8 Low Sodium Tomato Juice
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 dash Red  Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a cocktail mixer.  Cover and shake well.  Pour into drink glass and garnish with celery stick and lemon wedge….enjoy!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme April 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    A Bloody Mary is my favorite drink for brunch. I sometimes make them with V-8 juice, too. Need to get your veggies, right?

  2. honeyb April 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I would try a Virgin Bloody Mary someday (since I don't drink). 😉 My husband LOVES tomato juice (v-8), so he'd probably love this, too.

  3. teresa April 18, 2011 at 12:38 am - Reply

    this looks so refreshing!

  4. cajunlicious April 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Yum, one of my favorites! Just found your blog and am a new follower!
    – Jessica @

  5. Linda April 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Love Bloody Marys! Although we don't have them very often. We make ours with a spicy tomato juice. Gives it an extra kick!

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