Hair of the Dog – Bloody Mary Recipes From Across the USA

Not only is January 1st New Years Day, in the cocktail world, it’s also National Bloody Mary Day. Fernand Petiot is often credited as the inventor of the drink, beginning in Paris as equal parts tomato juice and vodka back in the 1920’s. Upon his return to the US, Petiot decided to ‘kick things up a notch’, and spiced up the concoction with lemon juice, pepper, and Tabasco, and the rest, as they say, is cocktail history.
This classic “hair of the dog” cocktail has become a staple in brunch menus and as a hangover remedy over the years, and it’s easy to see why: the Bloody Mary is hearty, savory and spicy. And with all of those zany garnishes, it could also be considered a meal in a glass. Here’s a round up of recipes from cocktail bars around the United States:


Tavern Bloody MaryTiburon Tavern | Tiburon, CA
Fast becoming one of the most popular restaurants in Tiburon, the menu showcases simple, delicious comfort cuisine, using the finest, fresh and seasonal ingredients many of which are grown by local farmers as well as the area’s only self-serving Napa Technology wine station.
Tavern Bloody Mary Recipe:
  • House Infused Horseradish-Peppercorn Vodka
  • Lefty O’Douls World Famous Bloody Mary Mix
  • Pinch of Pink Sea Salt
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Fresh Pepper

Garnish with a Celery Stick, Filthy Food “Filthy Pickle” Olives, and a Lemon

The Commons’ Bloody MaryThe Commons | San Diego, CA
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, The Commons Bar, has established itself as the ultimate weekend brunch hot spot. Known for their signature brunch menu and delicious Bloody Mary’s, recipe below, which are served in unique mason jars and garnished with a medley of toppings from olives, limes to jumbo shrimp. The Commons is the perfect place to celebrate National Bloody Mary Day.

Tomato Juice Cocktail 
  • Dimitri’s Seasoning
  • Guinness Beer
  • Horseradish
Sol Mary yellow tomato bloody mary recipe

Sol MarySplashes at Surf and Sand Resort | Laguna Beach, CA

There are many Laguna Beach restaurants to choose from, but SPLASHES serves up fresh seaside cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With the sea just 25 feet below, you can dine watching the waves roll in. The ocean views are not the only thing to savor, as each dish the culinary teams prepares is driven by fresh, local and simply delicious ingredients. During brunch, Splashes serves their signature Bloody Mary, the Sol Mary: house vodka, house made yellow tomato blend, cucumber, horseradish, $13.
Yellow Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe:
  • 4 blanched yellow tomatoes
  • Juice of 1/3 lemon & Juice of 1/3 lime
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 2 dashes tabasco
  • 1 pinch horseradish
  • 5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pinch each – smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt & pepper

Blend until smooth. Drink responsibly!

To serve:
  • Rim glass with togarashi chili powder/salt blend
  • Fill glass with ice
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • Top with mary mix from above
  • Garnish with celery stick w/leaves, 1 blue cheese stuffed olive, 1 oven roasted yellow tomato slice
Locally Renowned Bloody Mary
Locally Renowned Bloody MaryRedfield’s Deli at Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, CA
You’re always welcome at Redfield’s. With seemingly endless sports channels, your favorite teams are always on and in high def at this lively sports bar in San Diego. Join in a lively game of darts or billiards and nosh on a variety of appetizers, wraps, salads and small plates like our prime rib sliders and loaded nachos. Of course, if spirits are more your style, we offer a full bar. Plus, Redfield’s has a number of signature drinks, including our locally renowned Bloody Mary.
Locally Renowned Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe:
  • Redfield’s Signature Bloody Mary Mix (tomato juice, horseradish, black pepper, worcestershire, salt, tobacco)
  • 2 oz Absolut Peppar
  • Garnished with a Pepperoncini, Celery, 2 Olives, Slim Jim, Lemon, and Lime
  • Celery Salt Rim
  • Comes with a Beer Chaser (small 4 oz pour)
National Bloody Mary Day Cocktail RecipesTower23 Bloody MaryJRDN at Tower23 Hotel |Pacific Beach, CA
Located just steps from the sand of Pacific Beach, JRDN restaurant at Tower23 Hotel is known for great views, amazing brunch and one of the best Bloody Marys in town. The Tower23 Bloody Mary is made with house-infused Sky jalapeño and cilantro vodka and house-made Bloody Mary mix served with a bacon salted rim and a “meal-on-a-stick” garnish.
  • 2oz – House Infused Sky Jalapeno – Cilantro Vodka
  • 4oz – House Bloody Mary Mix
  • Bacon Salt Rim
  • Meal on a Stick Garnish
Meyer Lemon Green Bloody Mary CocktailMeyer MaryGrant Grill | San Diego, CA
  • 2 oz Belvedere Bloody Mary Vodka
  • 5-6 drops Yellow Tomato Bitters
  • 3-4 drops Green Tabasco
  • 3 oz Sweetened Celery Water
  • 1 oz  Meyer Lemon Juice
  • Shake all ingredients and pour over rocks in a highball glass. Garnish with celery sprig and Smoked Paprika Sprinkle.
Blackberry MaryW San Diego | San Diego, CA
After undergoing a $5 million transformation last year, the newly restyled W San Diego has once again set the bar high with their Blackberry Mary, a muddled mix of Stoli Hot Vodka, tomato-based bloody mix, lime juice, lemon juice, chili syrup, dash of salt and pepper and garnished with picked bacon slice, jalapeño slices, cucumber round slice and blackberries.
Blackberry Mary Recipe:
  • 4-5 Blackberries Dropped in Mixing Glass
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Chili Syrup
  • 2 Jalapeño Slices
  • Dash of Salt & Pepper

Muddle ingredients with vigor!

To make:
  • Add 1.5 oz. of Stoli Hot Vodka
  • Add 3 oz.  Tomato Based Bloody Mix
  • 1/2 Rim of Salt
  • Shake and Strain into a Wine Glass
  • Garnish with a Picked Bacon Slice, Jalapeno Slice, Cucumber Round Slice, and Blackberry
Bacon LOVE and Tomato MaryBeaumont’s Eatery | Bird Rock, CA
The lively Beaumont’s Eatery in Bird Rock combines two breakfast favorites in the signature Bacon LOVE and Tomato Mary, a house-made secret recipe topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Triple Olives. It’s the perfect breakfast cocktail to enjoy during Sunday Brunch while listening to live music.
  • House made Bloody Mary Mix including- Tomato Juice, Atomic Horseradish, Pepperoncini Juice, Soy, Worcestershire, Citrus, Cajun Seasoning, Steak Seasoning, Celery Salt, Sugar, Togarashi, and Tobasco
  • Celery Salt Rim
  • Topped with Applewood Smoke Bacon
  • Dusted with Cayenne Pepper
Bacon Bloody MarySpur Restaurant & Bar | Jackson Hole, WY
Spur’s popular bacon-infused vodka bloody mary might make your hair stand up more than Jackson Hole’s steep slopes.
  • In 16oz water glass
  • 1 ¼ oz bacon infused vodka
  • House made bloody mix
  • Skewer with olive, pepperoncini, green bean

Garnish with lemon.  .50 extra for a hot sauce pipette!

Build Your Own Bloody MaryAVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn | San Diego, CA
AVANT draws on the best of wine country dining – inspired culinary exploration, leisurely socializing, and the freshest seasonal ingredients – and moves it forward with a contemporary California mindset.  Led by acclaimed chef and farm-to-table pioneer Nicolas Bour, the restaurant serves up vibrant, creative dishes and artisan cocktails in an inviting indoor-outdoor setting.
Avant Bloody Mary Brunch Cocktail Recipe:
Choose from the items below and make your own, perfect Bloody Mary:

  • Rims: 5 Spices, Cajun, Togarashi, Smoked Salt, Prosciutto Powder
  • Tequila: Patron, Hornitos, Cabo Wabo, Jose Cuervo
  • Gin: Nolet’s, Tanquerey, Bombay, Beefeater
  • Vodka: Grey Goose, Ketel One, Chopin, Belvedere, Stolichnaya, Tito’s
  • Pickled: Green Beans, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Okra, Dill Pickle
  • Meats: Bacon, Pepper Bacon, Pepperoni Stick, Beef Jerky
  • Veggies: Grilled Lemon, Celery, Caper Berries, Temecula Olives
  • Chilies: Pepperocinis, Habanero, Jalapeño
Modern honolulu bloody mary cocktail recipeHouse Made Bloody MaryThe Modern Honolulu | Honolulu, HI
The Modern Honolulu serves its signature House Made Bloody Mary, at its Sunrise Pool Bar. Made with Stoli Vodka, V8 Tomato Juice, A1 Steak Sauce, dash of Old Bay, grated horseradish, black pepper and Tabasco sauce, this spicy and refreshing drink is a unique MODERN take on the classic bloody mary. The Modern Honolulu also offers a fun Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar that is delivered to guests’ rooms upon request. Can you say hangover-friendly?

Modern Honolulu Bloody Mary Recipe:
  • 1 1/4oz. Stoli Vodka
  • 5oz. V8 Tomato Juice
  • 1/2 oz. A1 Steak Sauce
  • Dash of Old Bay
  • Dash of Grated Horseradish
  • Dash of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Dash of Tabasco Sauce

Shake over ice and strain into a highball glass with fresh ice. Garnish with celery and a slice of candied bacon.

Speak Your Mind