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Bloody Maria

Is the traditional Bloody Mary feeling a bit too…traditional? Try our audible on the iconic cocktail, the Bloody Maria. This recipe just might become your new game day go-to.

When the Bloody Mary made its debut in the 1920s, it was a simple combination — half vodka, half tomato juice — but it’s evolved over the years to include ingredients that bring big flavor, such as Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, horseradish and cracked pepper.

Just as the flavorful additions evolved, so did the spirit. Some Bloody Mary drink variations substitute bourbon, rye, gin, rum and even beer. And we can’t forget the delicious alcohol-free version, the Virgin Mary. So what is a Bloody Maria? el Jimador® Silver tequila, of course.

Garnishes is where the real creativity happens. The most common, and what you probably have in your own fridge, include celery, lemon, olives and cheese. But many mixologists raise the bar with bacon, chicken wings, pickles, shrimp, peppers, even sliders.

The next time you invite friends over for a game, prep a DIY Bloody Mary bar with different spirits and garnishes. (Don’t forget el Jimador® Silver for the Bloody Maria.) Guests can serve themselves drinks at their leisure, and you won’t miss a Hail Mary because you were making a Bloody Mary.

Bloody Maria
1 Serving


  • oz. 

    el Jimador® Silver

  • oz. 

    Bloody Mary mix

  • Cocktail rim, combination of spices, (e.g., black pepper or celery salt/smoked paprika mix; optional)

  • Lime wedge (for rimming)

  • prepared garnish skewer (suggested: cherry tomato, celery, cheese, olive)


  1. If using spices, mix them on a plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the highball glass, then dip it in the spices.
  2. Combine tequila, Bloody Mary mix and ice in a mixing glass.
  3. Stir for 10 seconds.
  4. Pour into a highball glass over ice.
  5. Garnish with a skewer of cherry tomato, celery, cheese and olive.

Variation: For a twist, make our Bloody Maria recipe with Woodford Reserve bourbon instead of tequila, or go classic Bloody Mary with Finlandia vodka.



Tools Needed

Mixing Glass
Highball Glass

Preferred Brands

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Cheers to being responsible.

A great host takes care of every little detail, especially when it comes to helping guests celebrate responsibly. For every occasion you plan, be sure to serve food, provide nonalcoholic options, and offer a safe ride home.

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