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British bloody Mary recipe

British bloody Mary recipe

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You really can't beat a classic British bloody Mary combining tangy tomato juice, sharp lemon, punchy Worcestershire sauce and fiery pepper sauce, you can even add a glug of vodka if you like! The perfect brunch cocktail. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 34 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1.2ltr (2pt) tomato juice
  • 3 lemons, 2 juiced and 1 sliced
  • 300ml (1/2pt) vodka (optional)
  • 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 3 tsp English mustard
  • small celery sticks, to garnish
  • sliced cucumber, to garnish
  • hot pepper sauce, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    7g 7%
  • Salt

    1.4g 23%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6.7g Protein 2g Fibre 1g


  1. Put the tomato juice, lemon juice and vodka (if using) in a large jug.
  2. Add the Worcestershire sauce, celery, salt, some black pepper and mustard. Mix well.
  3. Fill glasses with ice and pour in the cocktail.
  4. Garnish with the lemon slices, celery sticks and cucumber slices.
  5. Serve with the hot pepper sauce on the side for guests to add according to taste.

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