An Epic Bloody Maria

I used to never like Bloody Mary's.  I'd go to brunch with friends and stare enviously at their beautiful Bloody's, feeling pretty lame just sipping on my boring mimosa.  Then, a few months ago, something clicked and now I love them! Ever since, I've been obsessed with ordering Bloody's everywhere I go. 


Ever since this obsession kicked in, I've been attempting to perfect my own Bloody Mary recipe at home, but much like how I feel about cooking, I never like the way my own turns out and decide that I would rather pay a professional to make me one.  I was also introduced to the idea of a Bloody Maria by my friend Brittney, which is a Bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka, so I knew I wanted to go the tequila route when concocting my own recipe. 


A few weeks ago at a Super Girls birthday party that Seri and I planned (details to come soon!), I was introduced to Ericka of Murph's Bloody Mary mix, and she asked if she could send me a case to play around with... um, YES please!


We got the box, which contained their original AND their Hot & Spicy varieties, and I got to work making my dream Bloody.  I chose the original to work with, and topped it with my favorite garnishes... bacon, olives, celery, and a mini grilled cheese. 

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Bloody Maria
  • 1 bottle Murph's Bloody Mary Mix
  • 3 oz. silver tequila
  • 3 celery stalk
  • 3 bacon slices, cooked
  • 3 cocktail olives
  • 3 grilled cheese, cut into small triangles
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 3 cocktail skewers
  • 1.5 cups ice
1. Add a few pieces of ice to each glass. 2. On top of ice, add 1 oz. of tequila to each glass. 3. Fill the rest of each glass with Murph's Bloody Mary Mix, leaving about 2 inches of room at the top. 4. To each glass, add 1 slice of cooked bacon and 1 celery stalk. 5. Skewer your cocktail olive and mini grilled cheese on cocktail skewer and add to to each glass. 6. Add slice of lemon to the rim of each glass.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3

I think the photos speak for themselves here, but just in case... these Bloody's were INCREDIBLE. The tequila added an extra kick to it and was an unexpected twist to the traditional vodka - based Bloody Mary.  The Murph's Bloody Mary Mix has an excellent, full flavor, without being too spicy.  


My favorite part? Dunking the mini grilled cheese into the Bloody... just like tomato soup! Drink this Bloody when you are nursing your two day hangover from New Year's Eve... I guarantee it will help you through.