Clamato Bloody Mary Recipe

Top-heavy bloody maryNothing quite says the weekend is here like a Clamato Bloody Mary over brunch. Add on at least a few pickles on the side, with a whole bunch of other ingredients and it’s a full-on meal!

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Clamato Bloody Mary

A true bloody mary should be all about the flavor and the toppings. Clamato Juice does a great job as a base for the bloody mary- not too thick, not too tomato-y, but it also pairs nicely with the vodka and spice. I believe it can also be called a Caesar Bloody Mary, depending on the region in which you live.

Pickles (lots of pickled vegetables) are the best toppings for a bloody mary. Try a pickled Okra in your bloody mary and you’ll never have it any other way! Trust me- you will not want to miss out on pickled Okra– it’s worth if for the tiny pickle juice you get in every bite, before we even start talking amazing flavor.

This recipe has a minimal amount of prepared horseradish, (this is my absolute favorite horseradish to buy because it does actually pack some heat!) but feel free to add more depending on your spice tolerance levels. The Chipotle Tabasco doesn’t add much heat, but rather a nice smokey undertone to the drink, so I would recommend leaving that in there, even if you’re adverse to spice.

Caesar/Clamato Bloody Mary recipe

Clamato Juice Bloody Mary
The thing about making your own drink is that you can play with the ingredients in any number of ways, depending on what your flavor preferences are.


3 Ice Cubes (these ice cube stick trays are the coolest!)
1/4 tsp. Horseradish Sauce
1/4 tsp. Celery Salt
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp. Chipotle Tabasco
1/2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Vodka
Clamato Juice to top of glass
Picklepickled Okra, Cheese wedge, Meat stick, Olives (jalapeño stuffed), Celery Stick, etc. as garnish.

Bloody Mary Directions

Add all the above ingredients together- starting with the vodka and ending with the Clamato Juice. Mix together and top off with as many garnishes as your glass can handle!

Don’t feel like making your own? Try these top bloody marys in Mankato!

The best homemade bloody mary recipe is easy, spicy and made with clamato juice, then topped with anything you can imagine- like shrimp, cheese and meat sticks!

6 Thoughts on “Clamato Bloody Mary Recipe

  1. Haley @ Cheap Recipe BlogNo Gravatar on February 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm said:

    Whoa… that garnish alone makes me want to try this Bloody Mary! I’m also a fan of Chipotle Tabasco. I love putting it on popcorn :)

    • Oooh, I’ve never tried it- Chipotle Tabasco- on popcorn, but it goes on everything else- from pizza to eggs! :-) Hope you enjoy it- I could drink these bloodys all day long!

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  3. Ed NolletNo Gravatar on March 25, 2018 at 7:29 pm said:

    I actually became acquainted with this drink from my neighbor who is from Canada. He usually leaves out the horseradish but adds about a tablespoon of pickle juice. I became a fan quickly.

  4. Terry BartonNo Gravatar on November 7, 2018 at 7:37 pm said:

    I also use White pepper liberally in my recipe which as almost exactly like yours!

    • GretaNo Gravatar on May 5, 2019 at 8:47 pm said:

      Anything that adds spice and is added liberally is a win for me- that sounds delicious Terry! I’m going to have to add it next time- thanks!

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