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Tall glass of Barbecue Bloody Mary vodka cocktail with just a hint of barbecue sauce and garnished with barbecue seasoning, celery, and a crispy bacon strip. The perfect blend of tangy, savory, and a bit of sweetness.



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