Spicy Pickled Bloody Marys

Unlike the wan concoction found at your airport lounge, this mix packs a punch with a good slug of hot sauce and tangy pickle juice.

Spicy Pickled Bloody Marys
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable juice

  • 1 ½ cups dill pickle juice plus 8 pickle spears (from a 24-ounce jar)

  • 1 ½ cups vodka

  • Juice of 1 large lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into 8 slices, divided

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 8 pitted olives

  • 8 spicy pickled string beans

  • Ice and lime wedges for serving

  • 8 stalks celery


  1. Mix vegetable juice, pickle juice, vodka, lemon juice, hot sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire and pepper in a large pitcher.

  2. Thread 1 olive, 1 pickled bean and 1 lemon slice onto each of 8 skewers.

  3. Fill 8 glasses with ice. Stir the mix in the pitcher to make sure it is well combined, then divide among the glasses. Garnish each with 1 vegetable skewer, 1 celery stalk, 1 pickle spear and a lime wedge, if desired. Serve immediately.


To make ahead: Refrigerate drink mix (Step 1) for up to 2 days.

Equipment: Eight 4- to 6-inch skewers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 1745IU 35%
Sodium 578mg 25%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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