The Beefiest of Bloody Mary Recipes

Known as “hair of the dog” or the ultimate hangover cure, the Bloody Mary is a brunch staple, representing the perfect marriage of sweet, spicy, and savory. While it may not be the ultimate cure to the morning-after headache, it does make for a tasty cocktail. With many different variations to this beloved elixir we wanted to “beef” up the traditional recipe and offer a few new spins on the brunch classic. The beef jerky garnishes add not only a depth of flavor but also a nice textural element (and a little snack to nibble on). Check out the three recipes below and take your Brunch Game to the next level.  

The Classic Bloody Mary

The first recipe features a traditional Bloody Mary garnished with a strip of our Classic Original Big Slab beef jerky. The acidity of the tomato juice and lemon compliments the spiciness of the horseradish and hot sauce. By the time you finish the drink, the slab of beef jerky has been infused with the tomato juice and other spices leaving a delicious treat.

Serving Size: 1 drink

  • 1½ ounces Vodka
  • 2 ounces tomato juice
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 dashes salt
  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 dash fresh lemon juice

***Garnish with Classic Original Big Slab Beef Jerky, celery, lemon, and your choice of olives.

 Green Machine Bloody Mary

Our Green Machine Mary is a unique interpretation on the classic. The crisp flavors of the green juice meld flawlessly with the tequila to make a bright and refreshing drink.  The garnish of the Carne Seca Limón Con Chile beef jerky introduces a kick of heat and lemony tartness to round out the flavor.

Serving Size: 1 drink

  • 1½ ounces Tequila Blanco 
  • 3 ounces Fresh Green Juice*
  • 1 dash fresh lime juice
  • *Fresh Green Juice 
  • (Process through standard juicing machine): 
  • 2 green apples, halved
  • 4 celery stalks, leaves removed
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 kale leaves 
  • ½ lemon, peeled
  • 1 (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger
  • ***Garnish with Carne Seca Limón con Chile, fresh cilantro, and lime wedge. 

Smoky Bourbon Bloody Mary

Finishing off our medley of marys is our Smoky Bourbon Bloody Mary.  This rich and hearty drink packs layers of smoky flavor heightened by the spicy sweetness of the bourbon.  What better way to garnish this drink than with a few olives and our thicker, “cowboy-style” Old Fashioned Original beef jerky. 

Serving Size: 1 drink

  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon
  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • 1 dash smoked paprika
  • 3 drops liquid smoke 
  • 1 dash celery salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash cumin
  • ***Garnish with Old Fashioned Original Beef Jerky, lemon, and olives of choice. 

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