Loaded Bloody Mary

 In Breakfast & Brunch, Cheese, Cocktails, Gluten Free, Pork, Seafood, Spicy, Under 30 Minutes

I think my decision to learn to like bloody marys might have started when I was finally old enough to get the joke in Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life,” where the circus mosquito orders a “Bloody Mary, O-Positive” from his bartender.

Over the last few years, I’ve tried to like bloody marys, ordering them occasionally, always trying everyone else’s at my table (sorry guys), but I never found one that I could honestly say I enjoyed drinking.

A few weeks ago Tony and I went to brunch at St James Cheese Company in New Orleans. Not only is their croque madame one of the best I’ve ever had, Tony ordered a Bloody Mary and I ended up drinking almost half of it, it was that good. They use McClure’s Bloody Mix and oh man McClure’s knows what’s up. I had finally discovered what a Bloody Mary could be, and I decided to make one for the blog.

As luck would have it we decided to do the Bloodys on a Sunday and the St James location that carried the mix was closed. So off to the store we went where we purchased the very generic, Zing-Zang brand along with some cheese, pickles, bacon, tomatoes, and shrimp to jazz it up.

We mixed, we stirred, we slurped and critiqued, and finally sat down to the season 7 Game of Thrones with our delicious drinks! Turns out with all the garnishes I’d packed on that was all we needed for dinner which is was alright by me. Cheers to learning to like new things and turning a generic brand into something delicious, although I definitely recommend getting McClure’s mix if you get the chance!

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Loaded Bloody Mary

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Ingredients:

For the Bloody Mary Mix:

  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Tomato Paste
  • 10/20 shakes your favorite Hot Sauce
  • 2 oz Pickle Juice
  • 2 oz Pepperoncini Juice
  • 3 oz Tito’s Vodka (or your preferred brand)
  • 2 Cups Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix (McClures is another great option)

 

For the Glass:

  • 2 Teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • Pickle Juice or Water for the Glass Rim

 

For the Garnish:

  • 2 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 oz Hot Pepper Cheese
  • 3-5 Baby Tomato’s
  • 4 Pieces Bacon
  • 4 Shrimp
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 4 Mini Pickles
  • 2 Pepperoncinis

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with foil and lay the bacon in flat strips, making sure it doesn’t stick together. Bake 8-14 minutes until the bacon is your desired level of crispy. Place two pieces in the fridge laying flat to firm up.

Peel and devein the shrimp. Place in a pot with cold water and the juice of one lemon and peppercorns (flavoring is optional). Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat and place the shrimp on ice to chill.

Combine all the bloody ingredients in a mason jar and shake to combine.

Build the skewers with your desired garnishes, set aside.

Take your serving glass and dip the rim in the pickle juice, then roll it in the spice mix.

Place one of the chilled bacon sticks and a celery stalk in the glass, then add ice to the top to hold them in place. Fill with the bloody mary mix and top with the skewers. Enjoy!

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • 16 oz Mason Jar
  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Jigger
  • Sheet Pan
  • Foil
  • Small Pot
  • Tongs
  • Skewers

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We do our best to recommend quality products but please note that not all products have been tested and we can’t guarantee your satisfaction.
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Recipe:

Loaded Bloody Mary

Difficulty: Easy

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min

Ingredients:

For the Bloody Mary Mix:

  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Tomato Paste
  • 10/20 shakes your favorite Hot Sauce
  • 2 oz Pickle Juice
  • 2 oz Pepperoncini Juice
  • 3 oz Tito’s Vodka (or your preferred brand)
  • 2 Cups Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix (McClures is another great option)

 

For the Glass:

  • 2 Teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • Pickle Juice or Water for the Glass Rim

 

For the Garnish:

  • 2 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 oz Hot Pepper Cheese
  • 3-5 Baby Tomato’s
  • 4 Pieces Bacon
  • 4 Shrimp
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 4 Mini Pickles
  • 2 Pepperoncinis

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with foil and lay the bacon in flat strips, making sure it doesn’t stick together. Bake 8-14 minutes until the bacon is your desired level of crispy. Place two pieces in the fridge laying flat to firm up.

Peel and devein the shrimp. Place in a pot with cold water and the juice of one lemon and peppercorns (flavoring is optional). Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat and place the shrimp on ice to chill.

Combine all the bloody ingredients in a mason jar and shake to combine.

Build the skewers with your desired garnishes, set aside.

Take your serving glass and dip the rim in the pickle juice, then roll it in the spice mix.

Place one of the chilled bacon sticks and a celery stalk in the glass, then add ice to the top to hold them in place. Fill with the bloody mary mix and top with the skewers. Enjoy!

Tools You'll Need

 Here is a list of the tools you’ll need to complete this recipe. If you don’t have these already, you can click on the photo and purchase it on Amazon.

  • 16 oz Mason Jar
  • Chefs Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Jigger
  • Sheet Pan
  • Foil
  • Small Pot
  • Tongs
  • Skewers

We keep Cleaver Cooking in business through affiliate links that you see here and we get a small percentage when you purchase an item through our links.
We do our best to recommend quality products but please note that not all products have been tested and we can’t guarantee your satisfaction.
If you already own similar items feel free to use those tools instead.

Tools to help you get the job done!
For a full list click on Tools You’ll Need at the top of the recipe card.

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Loaded Bloody Mary 2 Servings ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin ½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 2 teaspoons Tomato Paste 10/20 shakes your favorite Hot Sauce 2 oz Pickle Juice 2 oz Pepperoncini Juice 3 oz Tito’s Vodka (or your preferred brand) 2 Cups Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix (McClures is another great option) 2 Teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning Pickle Juice or Water for the Glass Rim 2 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese 2 oz Hot Pepper Cheese 3-5 Baby Tomato’s 4 Pieces Bacon 4 Shrimp 2 Stalks Celery 4 Mini Pickles 2 Pepperoncinis
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