8 of the Best Bloody Mary Mixes to Spice Up Your Brunch
The Bloody Mary is a brunch staple that has converted many mimosa fans to tomato juice worshippers.
A truly unique drink, the Bloody Mary is invitingly savory thanks to a combination of bold ingredients.
The great thing about Bloody Marys is that even though they boast a solid base of vodka, tomato juice and spices, there are a number of mixes on the market that do the hard work for you.
Though a Bloody Mary has its standard ingredients, there are plenty of ways to switch it up. Whether you want to turn up the heat in the spice department or use more unexpected ingredients dill and peppadew peppers, there's a Bloody Mary mix on this list for you.
Ahead you'll find an assortment of Bloody Mary cocktail mixes that run the gamut from spicy to bacon-infused, and everything in between. Happy brunching!
TomaBloody Mary Cocktail Mix$15
If you're used to serving your Bloody Marys using only the most craft of ingredients, Toma Bloody Mary Cocktail Mix might quickly become your new favorite.
Created in Queens and made in upstate New York, this ultra-savory cocktail mix is made using a combination of chipotle tomatillo sauce, sriracha and steak sauce.
Whether you're indulging in the classic steak and eggs or a veggie omelette, Bloody Marys made using Toma's cocktail mix are sure to elevate your next breakfast or brunch.
The Traveler's Cocktail KitBloody Mary$9
Because you never really know when the urge for a Bloody Mary might hit, there's The Traveler's Bloody Mary Cocktail Kit. This convenient kit features a small-batch Bloody Mary mix, pack of rimming salt, a travel-size bar spoon, a recipe card and a linen coaster, making it perfect for that much needed in-flight sip.
The Real DillBloody Mary Mix$10
If you find that your Bloody Mary is missing a little something extra, a little dill could solve that problem (as dill usually does). A Bloody Mary cocktail mix that incorporates dill is somewhat tricky to come across, but you'll find just that with The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix. This particular cocktail mix is inspired by the brand's Habanero Horseradish Dill pickles.
McClure'sSpicy Bloody Mary Mix$10
Another Bloody Mary cocktail mix from a brand that knows a thing or two about pickling, McClure's Spicy Bloody Mary Mix uses pickle brine, dill and garlic for a mix that is delightfully unique.
This Bloody Mary cocktail mix is available in both spicy and mild, so there's an option for everyone.
Stonewall KitchenPeppadew Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer$9
From trend to food staple, sriracha is a common ingredient in many a breakfast or brunch dish. There are also a number of Bloody Mary cocktail mixers that incorporate sriracha, including Stonewall Kitchen Peppadew Sriracha Bloody Mary Mixer. This cocktail mixer is made using peppadew peppers, spicy sriracha, horseradish, lime juice and spices for an this world combination of flavors.
StoutBloody Mary Mix$8
With notes of smokiness, Stout Bloody Mary Mix is a stellar option for those who want to experiment with using other spirits in their Bloody Mary. The smokiness of this mix makes it an ideal companion for mezcal, which is also smoky in flavor. In addition to its bold taste, Stout Bloody Mary Mix is only 25 calories per serving, is low in sodium and is also vegan, gluten free and organic.
Cicero Beverage Co.Bloody Mary Mix$10
Bacon and Bloody Marys certainly go hand-in-hand, so why not choose a Bloody Mary cocktail mix that's made using bacon? Cicero Beverage Co.'s Bloody Mary Mix is made using high quality ingredients, for a gluten-free option with a bacon-y twist. When making a Bloody Mary with this mixer, be sure to get extra creative with a bacon garnish.
Master Of MixesBloody Mary 5 Pepper Mixer$8
If you your Bloody Mary with an ample amount of kick, how about about a Bloody Mary mix with not one, but five different spices? Master Of Mixes' Bloody Mary 5 Pepper Mixer is a unique blend of five different peppers: jalapeno pepper, de arbol chili pepper, habanero pepper, chipotle pepper and ancho chili pepper. This Bloody Mary cocktail mix is also made using pure lemon juice and juice from vine ripened tomatoes.
13 Hot & Spicy Bloody Mary Recipes to Heat Up Your Brunch
Your hangover cure is getting a serious kick
Want a Bloody Mary recipe big on flavor and spice? This one's your new go-to. Plenty of Old Bay seasoning and some hefty glass-side shrimp make it more a snack than just a drink.
This Green Monster Bloody Mary gets its name partially from the “suggested toppings” (including crispy tacos, elote, chicharrones, grilled shrimp, avocado, lime wedges, celery, cilantro, pickled guerito peppers, pickled jalapeños, pickled carrots, and pickled onions), and partially from the homemade green monster spice mix. Finish off with some green chile vodka, and you've got a cocktail surprisingly full of veggies,.
Honey and Birch
If tequila is more your jam at 10 a.m., then try swapping your basic bloody Mary for a Bloody Margarita—a cocktail that combines the best of both drinks for a mash-up made in alcoholic heaven. (If you're not usually a fan of horseradish, this recipe is for you because it leaves it out.)
Because blondes have more fun—Blonde Bloody Marias, that is. This beauty gets its color from green tomatoes and green pepper hot sauce. But don't let it fool you; this pale cocktail has just as much kick as your red-hot variety.
Smoky jarred peppers add a slightly different tang to this Roasted Red Pepper Bloody Mary. Garnish with mini red peppers and fresh red flowers for extra brunch hostess points.
Platings and Pairings
The secret to this spicy Green Bloody Mary is in the homemade jalapeño-infused vodka (it's super easy, we promise). Keep it on hand for bloody Marys every weekend, or to give any vodka cocktail a serious kick.
The Young Austinian
Sometimes you just don't have room in your stomach for a big bloody Mary and an epic brunch meal. Enter: these Cucumber Bloody Mariachi Shots with a Tex-Mex twist. Your brunch guests will be super impressed with your cocktail presentation.
The Novice Chef
Raise your hand if your favorite part of brunch is bacon. Thought so. Why only eat your bacon when you can drink it too? Try this Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary recipe to get more of the crispy stuff into your life, stat.
Another color to add to the bloody Mary rainbow: orange. This Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary recipe uses bright orange heirloom tomatoes, green jalapeño Tabasco, and celery bitters for a sophisticated upgrade to this brunch classic.
Vegan In the Freezer
Let's dip back down south of the border to see the inspiration behind this Michelada Bloody Mary recipe. A traditional Mexican drink, micheladas are often made of lime juice, beer, seasonings, and sometimes tomato juice. This recipe marries that with the traditional American bloody Mary for a combo that's lower in alcohol than our liquor-filled favorite but full of Mexican flavor.
Home. Made. Interest.
What makes this a
Bloody Mary? A heavy dose of Old Bay seasoning (which originated in the Chesapeake Bay and is still produced in Maryland) coupled with not one but two types of crab garnish.
Fork and Beans
Last but certainly not least, trade your glass for a ice cube tray, and make some Bloody Mary Popsicles. We can't think of a better to way to simultaneously cool down and booze up. (Wait… Except for these genius wine popsicles.)