The 4 Best Bloody Mary Recipes Made for Game Day Tailgates

Game day is always easier when your game starts in the mid-afternoon when you're feeling refreshed and ready to face the crowds. However, the game time shouldn't be an impediment to your enjoyment. I mean, it's always noon somewhere, right? So with that spirited mentality in mind, all you need to do is get creative with your beverages. When it's early, all you need is something that serves as both sustenance and liquid courage. Thankfully there is the Bloody Mary, or breakfast in a glass.

With one or two of these veggie-packed cocktails, you'll start on the right foot to make it through the day and well into the night. So what are a few variations to add some interest to this classic cocktail? Here are four of them.

1. The Classic Bloody Mary

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The classic is a classic for a reason. Don't fix what isn't broken.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts SVEDKA vodka
  • 3 parts tomato juice
  • .5 part lemon juice
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt

2. The Zesty Mary

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Add a little zip of lemon into the mix to freshen things up.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts SVEDKA citron vodka
  • 3 parts tomato juice
  • .5 part lemon juice
  • Dash Worcerstershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt

3. The Voluptuous Mary

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If you're feeling fancy, this should be your first choice of beverage. Who says you can't treat football as you would the Kentucky Derby?

Ingredients

  • 2parts SVEDKA Cucumber Lime
  • 4 parts Voluptuous Mix*
  • 3 cups tomato/vegetable juice
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (About 4 limes)
  • 1.5 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (About 1-2 lemons)
  • 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 4 tbsp. Half-Sour Pickle Brine
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled cucumber (Run through food processor)
  • 4 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt
  • Voluptuous Salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 part ground pepper
  • 1 part sea salt

4. The Citron Mary

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Not ready for spice in the morning? Try out something sweet instead to wake up your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts SVEDKA Clementine vodka
  • .5 parts tomato juice
  • .5 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part orange juice
  • .5 parts simple syrup
  • .5 cup crushed ice

There's nothing better than a Bloody Mary first thing in the morning.

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