Mexican Bloody Maria Cocktail

How to make Mexican Bloody Maria Cocktail


4 ounces tomato juice (about a 1/2 cup)

1.5 ounces tequila blanco

1/4 lemon, divided into 2 wedges

1/4 lime, divided into 2 wedges

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 pinch celery salt, plus more for rim

1 pinch smoked paprika, plus more for rim

1 pinch black pepper

For garnish: olives, pickle spears, peperoncini, celery stalks


Mix together a little celery salt and smoked paprika on a shallow plate.

Run a lime wedge along the rim of one pint glass, then dip it into the mixture to coat the rim.

Fill with ice.

In a cocktail shaker (or a large cup for mixing), add tomato juice, tequila, juice from 1 lemon wedge, juice from 1 lime wedge, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery salt, smoked paprika and black pepper.

Mix together, taste, and adjust any seasonings if necessary.

Pour into the prepared glass.

Garnish with the remaining lime and lemon wedges, olives, pickle spears, peperoncini and celery stalks, if desired.


Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 drink

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 62.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of alcohol instead of tequila?

Yes, you can experiment with different spirits to create variations of the cocktail. Vodka is commonly used as a substitute for tequila in a Bloody Mary, so you can try using vodka instead if you prefer.

Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of tomato juice?

Yes, if you prefer using fresh tomatoes, you can blend them to make your own tomato juice. Simply strain the blended mixture to remove any pulp and use the resulting juice in the cocktail.

How spicy is this cocktail?

The spiciness can be adjusted to your liking. The amount of Tabasco sauce can be increased or decreased to control the heat level.

Start with the recommended amount and add more if you prefer a spicier cocktail.

Can I use a different type of hot sauce instead of Tabasco?

Absolutely! Tabasco sauce is a popular choice for its tangy flavor and heat, but you can substitute it with your preferred hot sauce.

Experiment with different hot sauces to find the one that suits your taste.

Can I make this cocktail non-alcoholic?

Absolutely! If you want a non-alcoholic version, you can omit the tequila and replace it with additional tomato juice or a non-alcoholic spirit substitute.

You’ll still be able to enjoy the flavorful mix of spices and garnishes.

What are some alternative garnishes I can use?

While olives, pickle spears, peperoncini, and celery stalks are traditional garnishes for Bloody Mary-style cocktails, you can get creative and use other garnishes that you enjoy.

Consider options like bacon strips, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, or even mini sliders as unique garnish choices.

What can I use if I don’t have a cocktail shaker?

If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a large cup or mason jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Simply add all the ingredients to the cup or jar, seal it tightly, and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients.

Can I adjust the seasonings to suit my taste preferences?

Absolutely! The ingredient quantities mentioned in the recipe are a starting point, and you can adjust them based on your personal preferences.

Taste the mix after combining the ingredients and add more Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery salt, smoked paprika, or black pepper as desired.

Can I prepare the mix in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the mix in advance and keep it refrigerated until ready to serve.

However, it’s best to add the ice and garnishes just before serving to ensure the cocktail is chilled and fresh.

Can I prepare a large batch of the cocktail in advance?

Yes, you can scale up the recipe to make a larger batch of the cocktail mix.

Combine all the ingredients except for the ice and garnishes, and refrigerate the mix until ready to serve.

When serving, pour the mix over ice in individual glasses and garnish accordingly.

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