You can find many recipes for a Bloody Mary on the internet, but how about a dirty Bloody Mary? It’s a classic Bloody Mary with an olive twist, and now I can say I’ve got a dirty Bloody Mary recipe I love and hope you will too.
Why You’ll Love It
You’ll love a dirty Bloody Mary because it’s full of olive flavor. It doesn’t have olive juice, but it does have cracked Castelvetrano olives in it, which I know you’ll dig because, well, Castelvetranos are the olive even non-olive lovers love.
These are the ingredients that you need to make this dirty Bloody Mary recipe:
- Castelvetrano olives
- Tomato juice
- Lemon juice
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Celery seed
- Ground black pepper
- Celery stalk
How To Make A Dirty Bloody Mary Cocktail
These are the steps for how to make this dirty Bloody Mary recipe:
- Build The Bloody Mary: Place olives in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and, using the bottom of a wooden spoon or muddler, smash the olives until they’re broken into big pieces.
- Roll The Cocktail: Add remaining ingredients, except celery stalk, then roll the cocktail by pouring it back and forth between the cocktail shaker and a large glass or second cocktail shaker.
- Serve: Pour the drink and ice into a serving glass, garnish with celery and serve.
What To Serve With This Cocktail
Because this dirty Bloody Mary is a brunch classic, we like to serve it with brunch classics like:
More About This Recipe
I’ve never had a Bloody Mary I really, truly loved. Some are just watery, others too sweet, and some just way, like way, too boozy.
On a recent trip to San Diego, I was on a mission — we were staying in the Gaslamp Quarter and went tasting from Cafe 21 to Union Kitchen and Tap and Seersucker – I tried as many as I could handle without toppling over. I Goldilocks-ed it, tasting and testing to find the one, and I think I’ve found it in this here Dirty Bloody Mary recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Dirty Bloody Mary is a variation of the classic Bloody Mary cocktail. It typically includes the addition of olive brine, giving it a 'dirty' twist. This addition adds a savory, salty depth to the traditional mix of tomato juice, vodka, and various seasonings.
Yes, the Dirty Bloody Mary can be customized according to personal preference. Adjust the amount of olive brine, hot sauce, and other seasonings to suit your taste. You can also experiment with different garnishes, such as pickles, bacon, or shrimp, to add variety.
The Dirty Bloody Mary is a versatile cocktail that's perfect for brunch, as an evening appetizer drink, or at gatherings and parties. Its bold flavor makes it a great choice for those who enjoy a hearty and savory cocktail experience.
Dirty Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe
- 6 pitted Castelvetrano olives quartered
- 4 ounces chilled tomato juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish (not creamed horseradish)
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch celery seed
- Pinch Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium celery stalk for garnish
- Make The Bloody Mary: Place olives in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and, using the bottom of a wooden spoon or muddler, smash the olives until they're broken into big pieces.Add remaining ingredients, except celery stalk, then roll the cocktail by pouring it back and forth between the cocktail shaker and a large glass or second cocktail shaker. Pour the drink and ice into a serving glass, garnish with celery and serve.