After sharing my recipe for a Canadian Caesar Cocktail, I knew I’d have to give you a delicious, spicy Bloody Mary recipe – and this Copycat Cheesecake Factory Bloody Mary is possibly the most perfect Bloody Mary you will ever make!
I first shared this Bloody Mary cocktail on my friend Amanda’s site.
Copycat Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe
I love a good mimosa or bellini for brunch as much as the next mom, but nothing comes close to a spicy Caesar alongside your eggs benny.
On a recent conference trip to Chicago, I confused my waitress by asking for a “Caesar” to drink.
“You mean, as an appetizer to start?”
“No, not a caesar salad, a Caesar cocktail.”
*silence, accompanied by a confused, slightly frightened facial expression from our waitress*
“You know, a vodka cocktail with tomato juice in it?”
“Ooooh,” (still giving me a side eye) “you mean a Bloody Mary?”
“Sure, give me one of those.”
To my relief, the Bloody Mary was similar enough to my beloved Caesar that it made getting the “are you crazy, lady” look first thing in the morning worth it.
I still think it’s an odd, slightly horrific, name for a cocktail – but at least it’s delicious and spicy.
I usually end up having to add extra hot sauce when I order one, so I was pleasantly surprised when the Cheesecake Factory Bloody Mary was perfectly seasoned. (I don’t know if they always make it strong and spicy, or if it was just the bartender that day – but either way, I was a fan!)
You can make a pitcher of these the day before your brunch or backyard get-together, or make them fresh as requested. Personally, I’m a “plan in advance and enjoy the festivities” type host – especially after a couple of these!
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Ingredients for a Bloody Mary Cocktail
- Tomato Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Worchestershire sauce
- Hot sauce <– my all-time favorite hot sauce
- Coarse salt and pepper
- Celery stalks, cleaned and cut to glass size, optional garnish
- Lemon slices, optional garnish
- Cajun spice mix or celery salt <– grab our recipe for homemade cajun seasoning
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
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I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Bloody Mary Cocktail
Place the cajun spice mix in a shallow dish wide enough to fit the mouth of your glass in.
Wet the edge of your glasses with a bit of water and roll it in the cajun spice to create a spicy rim.
Fill your glasses with ice and set aside.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lemon juice, Worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Shake to combine.
Divide the cocktail mixture among the two glasses. Top with tomato juice.
Garnish with a stalk of celery and a lemon slice.
Grab your free printable recipe for our easy Bloody Mary cocktail recipe:
- 4 oz vodka
- 8 oz tomato juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Dash Worchestershire sauce, to taste
- Dash Hot sauce, to taste
- Coarse salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 celery stalks, cleaned and cut to glass size, optional garnish
- Lemon slices, optional garnish
- 1 teaspoon cajun spice mix
- Place the cajun spice mix in a shallow dish wide enough to fit the mouth of your glass in.
- Wet the edge of your glasses with a bit of water and roll it in the cajun spice to create a spicy rim.
- Fill your glasses with ice and set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lemon juice, Worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Shake to combine.
- Divide the cocktail mixture among the two glasses. Top with tomato juice.
- Garnish with a stalk of celery and a lemon slice.
- Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1147mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This fresh and spicy Bloody Mary cocktail recipe is the best Bloody Mary recipe you will ever make – and it can be prepared in advance for entertaining.