Want to know how to make the best Bloody Mary? Use this Bloody Mary Vodka Infusion recipe.
This recipe combines an assortment of flavorful vegetables and herbs that will make your next Bloody Mary the most awesome one EVER!
I have to get a Bloody Mary at every restaurant I go to. The spicier the better.
Besides beer and cheese, Wisconsin is known for Old-Fashioned Cocktails and Bloody Marys.
It gets really cold there and the best way to warm up is drinking a little alcohol......
Best Bloody Mary
When I went to visit my family in Wisconsin we ate at this great little restaurant called Mahoneys in Oshkosh.
They had one of the best Bloody Mary I ever had.
What made the cocktail so delicious was their infused vodka.
They had a huge glass jar on their bar filled with vodka and vegetables.
They poured that infused vodka into their Bloody Marys and BOY WERE THEY GOOD!
I knew I had to go home and recreate it for myself. And so I did... WINNER!!!
Watch how to make
This Bloody Mary Vodka Infusion is AMAZING! And so easy to do.
Ingredients for Bloody Mary Vodka
This is what you need to make your own vegetable vodka infusion:
Follow these simple steps to make Bloody Mary vodka:
- In large container, combine all ingredients.
- Refrigerate 3 days.
- Remove all the vegetables and strain clean.
- Mix with your favorite bloody mary mix.
Note: If you want to make it spicy, on the last 2 hours, add a sliced jalapeño. (You don’t want to add it too long because it will become too hot very quickly.)
Note: You will not want to use the vegetables. They are loaded with alcohol and are extremely potent, but they taste awful!
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Another little treat I found that rocks my Bloody Mary World is the Demitri's Bacon RimShot, Spiced Rim Salt, 4 Ounce Tin OH,MY GOSH!!!
This stuff is seasoned with all kinds of tasty salt seasonings mixed in with a real bacon taste. I mean who doesn't love bacon?
And yes the bacon and Bloody Mary combination is WICKED GOOD!
It is rolling into the weekend! A girl has to be prepared. I will order a couple extras also for gifts. They make the perfect hostess gift.
Or you can make my homemade Jalapeno salt and flavor it with that! ( I don't suggest using it as a rim salt because it will be hot.) Also my homemade celery salt is a fantastic way to give it flavor!
What are the best toppings for a Bloody Mary?
Have fun with your toppings and garnishes. Here are some fun ideas for Bloody Mary toppings. You can keep it simple or go crazy with it.
- pickles, pickled dilly beans, pickled onions, pickled asparagus, pickled beets, pickled okra, pickled brussels sprouts
- mini biscuits with fried chicken nuggets, mini hamburgers, or grilled cheese sandwhiches
- boiled peanuts (A Southern Specialty)
- Cajun shrimp, oysters, or crab legs
- beef sticks or beef jerky
- thick slice of bacon
- celery, cucumbers
- lemon wedge
- cheese sticks, cheddar cubes, blue cheese cubes, or mozzarella balls
If you have additional cool suggestions, let me know. I love getting creative with my favorite cocktail.
I have always wanted to do a Bloody Mary Bar Party. After writing this post, I think I need to. Don't you? To Be Continued... xoxo! Cheers.
Please leave me a comment below if you make this bloody mary vodka infusion, and tell me what you thought about it. I would love to hear back, and so would my readers.
Also post your picture of your vegetable infused vodka on Instagram or Facebook, and tag @aforkstale with #aforkstale hashtags! I will share with my followers! xoxo!
Looking for more fun party drinks? Try:
- Pina Colada Rum Jello Shots
- Bourbon Slush
- Pomegranate Sangria
- Cadbury Creme Egg Martini
- White Wine Skinny Mojito
The Best Bloody Mary Vodka Infusion
- 1 sliced tomato
- ¼ sliced onion
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- ¼ cup baby carrots carrots or 2 chopped carrots
- ½ cucumber sliced
- 1 sliced lemon
- 3 to 4 sprigs of dill or more if you like a strong dill flavor
- 2 garlic cloves
- 750 ML Vodka
- In large container, 1 sliced tomato, ¼ sliced onion, 2 chopped celery stalks, ¼ cup carrots, ¼ cup sliced cucumbers, 1 sliced lemon, 3 to 4 sprigs fresh dill, 2 garlic cloves, and 750ml vodka.
- Refrigerate 3 days.
- Remove all the vegetables and strain clean.
- Mix with your favorite bloody mary mix or store in refrigerator until ready to use.
I looooooove bloody mary's and this looks fantastic!
Do you use this in place of bloody mary mix?
No. It just enhances the Bloody Mary Flavor. It takes it to a completely new level of taste. It really is delicious.
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
Well this certainly is much better than any bought mix hands down. Having lots of this on hand for parties would be awesome.
I absolutely LOVE this recipe!! I had no idea that Wisconsin is known for good bloody marys!! Do you know I've never had a bloody mary? It's because I'm completely turned off by the pre-made mix! I love this recipe because of all the fresh veggies!! Yeah! I'll be giving this one a try for sure!
Monica | Nourish & Fete
You know, I almost never drink a bloody Mary - too busy hunting mimosas, ha! - but this looks like so much fun, I might have to give it a try! How fun for a brunch with friends!
I love bacon infused anything... Im going to look for that salt and Vodka to give this a whirl at our next game day Mary Party!
I love this idea of infused vodka! What a great way to take your brunching beverages to the next level. All of my friends are Bloody Mary drinkers, so I will definitely be making this for them!
Simply delicious. The best vodka infusion for bloody marys (Bonus: All the fresh ingredients in the glass jar with the vodka look beautiful sitting in the fridge.)
That recipe mixed with "Zing Zang" a bloody mary mix is a REAL knockout. Try it out, You'll love it! And I'm from Wisc. (=:
Thank you. So cant wait to try. Bloody marry is my favorite.
I realize there are people out there who don't drink bloody marys. I don't understand them, but I know they're there. This recipe is FABU. It takes away the bite of the vodka and adds great taste to our 10am Sunday morning bloodies.
I followed the instructions and added the 750ml, is the vodka suppose to cover all the vegetables in my jar? It only filled it half way
I have never found a bloody Mary mix I like. Usually too sweet or not enough spice. I always start with Clamato and add lots of horseradish. Definitely want to try this infusion to up the flavor.
Do you know if this has to be refrigerated? I want to give it as Xmas gifts but would be tuff if it needs to stay chilled. Tia!
I keep mine chilled. It helps keep the flavor. It is all liquor, so I don't think there is any way for spoilage. I am just not sure how long it will keep the true vegetable flavor if it is not refrigerated long term. WikiHow says, "It can't hurt to refrigerate but it's not absolutely essential. The alcohol will sanitize the infused ingredients and prevent bacteria from growing. However, if anything is not submerged in the alcohol, such as a herb twig, the vodka should be refrigerated. Also, the alcohol percentage is important, so if you've watered it down with juice or cordial, refrigerate the vodka. Of course, if you prefer the vodka chilled, keep it either in the refrigerator or freezer for that reason." Hope this helps.
Demitris is the BEST !! They sell it in the liquor stores in the west. I like the horseradish one, yummmy.
Does the infused vodka become cloudy from the veggies?
If you strain it through a fine mesh sieve, it should not. However, if there is any cloudiness, it will be minimal and not take away from the flavor.
I’m hooked! Bloody Mary’s took a turn to awesome!
What size container do you suggest? I'm making this for a Christmas gift and giving it to them filled with the veggies because it looks so pretty.
Hi Dianna! The vegetables take up a lot of room, so I suggest a half gallon or more in size. However, if you are giving it with the vegetables, I would make it, give it to them immediately, and tell them to remove the vegetables after 3 days. The vegetables will break down and make the drink undrinkable if you do not remove them in a timely manner. There is a little more give in time than 3 days, but that is probably the best time frame for the best flavor. I don't think anything can actually spoil, it will just not taste as good and it will become really cloudy.
I'm going to try this with bacon and habanero pepper too (peppers for a short time).
Lee Ann Carr
I usually have a Bloody Mary Bar at Christmas - or other fun time. I am always looking to improve the basic Bloody Mary. I am going to try this for the Vodka. It sounds ahhh-mazing! Blood Brothers is the very best mix I have found. First at a seafood festival, but now it's becoming more mainstream. I found it in Total Wine yesterday.
Can you add Horse radish to this?
I would not add it to the vodka because it would overpower the other flavors. Horseradish would be best to add the drink when you mix it.
Omg!!! I was first introduced to this fabulous Bloody Mary on a cruise ship… to say the least.. I stayed where they made these .. 75% of the time… it’s un describable how the infused vodka makes a Bloody Mary taste… you can taste all the ingredients…. It is delish!! Try this you want regret it…..
We have been infusing vodka for a few years now.
Our recipes are pretty close, we use the 1.75 liter bottle the vodka comes in. And we do add jalapenos. and a few lime slices to our batch.
We cut my veggies to size so they will fit inside.
We leave it in the fridge for 2 weeks giving it a shake daily. After 2 weeks it ready to go. We don't strain the vodka; we just pour it as is. Once the bottle is empty, we refill it with more vodka, give it a couple of days in the fridge and use it again. We use this batch for 4-6 weeks and then make a new batch.
We are going to modify to your recipe by adding carrots and dill.
I think I maybe preaching to the choir here, but infused vodka is the only way to make a great Bloody Mary regardless of the recipe.
What do you think?