The New-New Bloody Mary

Our favourite Bloody Mary is an instant classic. Great-quality tomato juice, bright lemon juice, savoury Worcestershire, and a tangy hot sauce deliver on all fronts.



Makes 8 Servings

Combine tomato juice, pickle juice, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, celery seeds, and cayenne in a large pitcher. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Just before serving, stir vodka into tomato base and pour into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish each with a celery stalk and a lemon wedge.

Do Ahead: Tomato base can be made 4 days ahead; keep chilled.


4 cups prepared tomato juice (preferably Sacramento)

1 cup dill pickle juice (from a 32-ounce jar)

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

2 teaspoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco)

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon celery seeds

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cups vodka

8 small celery heart stalks with leaves (for serving)

8 lemon wedges (for serving)