This tangy vodka cocktail is a delicious blend of spicy, savory, salty, and a touch of sweetness. The unexpected zing of barbecue sauce keep this classic brunch cocktail interesting.
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons)
Barbecue seasoning, for rimming the glasses
6 cups tomato vegetable juice (I used V-8)
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons horseradish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 olive juice
Dash of hot sauce, if desired
12 ounces vodka
6 slices cooked bacon, for garnish
3 celery stalk, cut in half for garnish
To rim the glasses:
Place the barbecue seasoning on a small, shallow plate. Run a lemon rind around the edge of each glass, then dip the rim of the glass into the seasoning. Set aside.
For the cocktail:
In a blender, pour in the vegetable juice. Lemon juice, barbecue sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, olive juice, and hot sauce. Blend until well combined.
Fill the glasses with ice and add 2 ounces of vodka. Fill the glass with the bloody mary mixture.
Garnish with a slice of bacon and a celery stalk.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Breakfast / Brunch
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Southern
Keywords: tangy vodka cocktail, bloody mary, brunch recipes, cocktails