Basil Bloody Mary

Basil Bloody Mary recipe www.abeautifulmess.comMy husband loves bloody marys like you wouldn’t believe. Lately I’ve been getting into experimenting with new flavors again. Last time we were flying, we made a gigantic list of bloody mary flavor ideas. One night, we even tried a pickle bloody mary. I loved it, he didn’t.

This recipe is simple and straightforward. If you like basil, you’ll love it. The cheese is a fun bonus too!

Basil Bloody Mary recipe Basil Bloody Mary, serves one

bloody mary mix
fresh basil
1-2 ounces vodka
worcestershire sauce
pepperjack cheese squares

In the bottom of your glass, tear up a few basil leaves and muddle them with the juice of half a lemon. Fill the glass halfway with bloody mary mix. Add 1 ounce vodka for a mild cocktail or 2 ounces for a more “serious” version. Add 1/2 a teaspoon tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Top the glass off with ice and add a little more bloody mary mix if needed. Garnish the drink with cubes of pepper jack cheese, fresh basil leaves and olives. Yum yum. Done and done!

Basil Bloody Mary recipe Basil Bloody Mary recipe Is it the weekend yet? xo. Elsie

  • This looks absolutely amazing! I only wish I had come across it last Friday before my cottage weekend that I spent drinking plain old Bloody Mary’s….wah wah.

  • I love bloody marys! This looks as delectable as it sounds. Though my husband and I never use mix…we just start with tomato juice and add the spices. 🙂

  • I just cannot get my head around Bloody Marys but you make them look SO good!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • I’m not usually a bloody mary kind of girl but this sounds fab!

    xx Kait

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  • This looks great! You guys sure drink a bunch. To each his own I guess.

  • omg i love bloody mary’s Jeremy is a man after my own heart lol, this recipe looks so delicious BM’s is like my all time favorite drink

  • My boyfriend and I love bloody marys. I’m going to have to try this. . . also, that pickle one sounds pretty good!!

  • Yum! Making this on the weekend. Cheese cubes on a Bloody Mary ?? So good!

  • I really haven’t had a bloody mary since my college days but now I’m craving one… but obviously this “grown-up” version. Looks delish. Thanks Elsie!

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  • This look FANTASTIC. I am an avid supporter of bloody mary’s for breakfast after a rough night. I mean, it’s got lots of vitamins, right? AND there’s cheese there. Oh I’d just be in heaven haha. Might replace the vodka with some bacon infused vodka because, well because bacon.

  • Yum! This looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to have to try it once I’m not pregnant!

    – Amber

  • your blog is seriously starting to be my go-to for bloody marys! thank you for all of the amazing recipes!

  • My favourite drink is a caesar (canadian version of bloody mary but with clamato) and this looks just delicious!

  • This look amazing! Bloody Mary is in my top 5 favorite drinks ever, I must try this.


    Peonies and American Honey

  • Zing Zang makes a pretty good bloody mary mix. I love the addition of pepperjack cheese here as a garnish, and somehow, serving drinks in a canning jar just makes the drink taste even better!

  • I don’t drink bloody marys but this looks so beautiful that it would tempt me to try one anyway.

  • I loove your bloody mary recipes!

  • I’m not a fan of tomato juice, but this looks good!

    Carina xx

  • yay love it!


  • I’ve never actually had a Bloody Mary because all the ones I’ve ever been offered had fresh Tomato Juice in them and I’m deathly allergic to fresh Tomatoes (cooked poses no problem)

    Can you make a Bloody Mary with out the tomato juice? Or should I just give up?

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  • Oh my god that sounds so good! Just the other day a friend was talking about making flavored vodka and I suggested wasabi, pepper or basil to make a good bloody mary!

  • Mmm, this looks delish and I just picked up some cheese at the co-op that would be perfect for this. I’ll have to give it a go this weekend.

    This has been my latest go-to summer drink:

  • Yummmm!! Anything with cheese gets me every time!
    xo Heather

  • Looks so good! I love a good bloody mary! 🙂


  • This looks scrumptious and so out of the ordinary. The garnish is the best part – Yum!

  • Holy basil! This sounds amazing. We’re hoping to try the bacon infused vodka in our next round of Bloody Mary’s… Basil & cheese seems appropriate to add also!

  • This sounds great, but I think I would switch out the tomato for clamato and make a basil caesar! I guess that’s just my Canadian preference!

  • This looks delicious! Have y’all ever tried Cholula ( in your Bloody Marys? Because it’s tomato based, it blends better and has a nice smoky spice to it.

    Thanks for the new drink to try!

  • I LOVE how much you guys love bloody marys! They’re definitely one of my favorite drinks but I can never handle the spiciness of ones served in restaurants, so making my own is always such a little treat 🙂

  • Have you ever tried a Caesar? They are like bloody mary’s just amped up a notch. I know I’m Canadian, and I know clam juice sounds weird, but if you can pick up a carton of Clamato, give it a try!! Love the idea of basil too…

  • For some reason I always crave Bloody Marys!! This one looks so good!

  • How fun! We just finished our dining room (and I finally posted a German home tour) so we’re looking for some creative cocktails for a dinner party! You have so many great ideas.

  • Ooh this sounds delicious, must try it out!

  • Very interesting! I always loooooove how you present your drinks!

    Juliette Laura

  • basil and bloody marys. two of my favorite things! i’ll have to try a virgin-type until this baby arrives 😉

  • Gorgeos! I love the jack cheese square additions! That’s what’s missing from my bloody mary’s! 🙂

  • Do you know I’ve never actually tried a bloody mary, I must get one some time just so I can see if it tastes as good as it looks!


  • The last time I tried to make it, it turned out awful so pinned this so I can give it another try.

  • I love bloody marys–i had one with brunch yesterday that had avocado and it was to die for. I’m obsessed with basil so this is definitely next on my list! Thanks for the idea–im loving all of the cocktails lately!

  • I think you need to try a caprese bloody mary next! Switch out the pepperjack for mozzarella and add a swirl of balsamic. Mmm mmm!

  • My husband loves bloody Mary’s! I’m not a drinker but I need to make this for him!!

  • That Bloody Mary looks delicious!

    I bartended my way through collage in NYC and never was able to master the perfect Bloody Mary.

    I will have to try this!


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