Old Bay Bloody Mary

The perfect morning pick-me-up…

The Old Bay Bloody Mary is a sure-fire way to perk up your spirits. Not only do you get the medium-heat Tabasco hot sauce kick, you also get a nice lingering spiciness from the paprika in the Old Bay. The seasoning’s other spice ingredients, too, mix very nicely with tomato juice, creating – to us – a more robust flavor than a traditional Bloody Mary. Don’t forget to rim your glass with Old Bay, too, to get the full effect!

Old Bay Bloody Mary

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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Servings 1 drink


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 8 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive juice
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Dash ground pepper
  • Celery, olives, lemon and lime slices, and Old Bay seasoning for the rim optional garnishes


  • In a shaker, combine all the ingredients over ice. Instead of shaking, pour the Bloody Mary from the shaker into a glass or equally sized shaker. Then re-pour from glass into the original shaker. Do this 3 or 4 times. This is a mixing technique called "rolling" which mixes the ingredients well while not diluting the mix through ice crushed by vigorous shaking.
  • (Optional) Rim a tall glass with Old Bay using lemon or lime juice.
  • Pour the Bloody Mary into the rimmed glass and garnish as desired.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 1, 2020 to include new content. It was originally published on January 28, 2015.