Game Day Bloody Mary

Happy Friday!

I realize you can drink Bloody Marys at any time during the year, but I’m of the belief that they taste that much better on a football Saturday morning.

Game Day Bloody Mary | Oysters & Pearls

I don’t really have a set recipe for a bloody mary.  No one has ever accused me of being a bar tender, that’s for sure.  I do have a general formula though.

Game Day Bloody Mary


– Spicy Hot V8
– Vodka
– lemon juice
– Worchestershire sauce
– Crystal hot sauce
Spicy pickled okra, celery, shrimp, olives, etc.


Fill your cup with ice.

Fill your cup 1/3 of the way full with vodka.

Bonus points if you have infused your vodka with peppers or peppercorns ahead of time.

Pour in a can of Spicy V8.

Add a few shakes of hot sauce.

Add a dash of worchestershire.

Toss in a squeeze of lemon juice.  Or lime juice.  Whatever you’ve got on hand.

Garnish with Spicy Pickled Okra.  Or celery. Or olives.  Or whatever.  I like my Bloody to be a small, alcoholic meal in a cup.

Spicy Pickled Okra for Bloody Marys | Oysters & Pearls

I really love the Spicy V8, but you can use regular V8 juice too.  I prefer either over plain tomato juice, and all of the above over Bloody Mary Mixes.

V8 Spicy Hot Makes for Amazing Bloody Marys | Oysters & Pearls

You *almost* feel healthy drinking this.  A whole serving of vegetables!!

Bloody Mary Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

That doesn’t even include the okra I’m eating!

Game Day Bloody Mary with Spicy Pickled Okra | Oysters & Pearls

Cheers, and Go Gata.


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