The Best Bloody Mary, Maybe EVER?

Red Clay Bloody Mary Mix

While at High Hampton this past weekend, one of the highlights was taking a spicy cocktail making class (led by my friend Molly Fienning, of Red Clay Hot Sauce). I am going to share recipes for each cocktail we made over the course of the next couple weeks but wanted to start with the first one: the perfect Bloody Mary.

This is the best Bloody Mary I’ve ever tasted. Truly just so delightful and just spicy enough (I’m a baby). You can of course use any Bloody Mary mix (if I am doing that, Jack Rudy makes my favorite) to make a Bloody Mary BUT I got my hands on High Hampton’s recipe and it tasted better than any mix I’ve ever used (+really isn’t so hard to make!). So why not step things up and do that!

Also: Molly gave me a code: GRACE30 gets you 30% off sitewide at Red Clay!

Red Clay Bloody Mary Mix

(recipe c/o High Hampton)


  • one 28 oz. can peeled tomatoes
  • 1.5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 oz Red Clay Hot Sauce
  • .5 oz cornichon pickle brine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Blend the tomatoes in a blender until smooth. Pour them into a secondary container and then add the rest of your ingredients. Mix, taste, adjust and add more hot sauce as needed. This is mildly spicy (which is what I like), so feel free to add more if you want things spicy! Keeps well in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Red Clay Bloody Mary Recipe


  • Salt a tall glass with Red Clay Bloody Mary salts. Molly recommends salting just half the glass. The perfect amount of spice, and it also looks very elegant. The best way to salt the class is to run a lime wedge along the rim and then dip in the salts.
  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • Add 2 oz vodka to 6 oz Bloody Mary mix.
  • Garnish with a Castelvetrano olive, lime wedge, and cornichon.
The Best Bloody Mary Recipe
Red Clay Bloody Mary Mix

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  1. Nancy:

    I am ordering the trio of sauces and making this STAT. I do enjoy a good Bloody Mary, although I would garnish with celery and blue cheese stuffed olives–because life is too short!

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  2. mary:

    Looks delicious. There’s nothing better than a fireside Bloody Mary in the mountains!

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  3. I ordered “The Whole Shebang” hotsauce and honey kit for my brother for Christmas, and the spicy margarita salt for myself – per your posts/stories!! I must say I LOVE the spicy margarita salt so I have a feeling I’m going to LOVE this Bloody Mary

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    • Ah that is amazing!!!! The spicy marg salts are probably my favorite thing they make – that or the spicy everything salts!

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  4. Mackenzie KP:

    I LOVE Bloody Marys. I’ve never tried making it homemade, only ever used a mix. I will 100% be making this and will report back!

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  5. Where is the horseradish?!?!?!
    I’m kidding (but also maybe not?). It does sound like a good recipe. Thanks!

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  6. Emily:

    Yumm! Red clay hot sauce has been on my radar but I didn’t know about the salt. Something I started to do is save the juice from pickle jars and make ice cubes for Bloody Mary’s – it’s delicious!

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