Balsamic Bloody Mary

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by TishT

The addition of Balsamic Vinegar is a surprise but also a delight if you love a good bloody mary. These have a kick. Great for the holidays! I understand this recipe comes from the FoodTV show "Molto Mario" by Mario Batali. I'm not exactly sure when and where I picked it up!

Top Review by susie cooks

This is an excellent Bloody Mary! I love Bloody Marys and I am always searching for the perfect recipe. I think this is it. The balsamic is a nice surprise but not at all overwhelming. I think that the ingredients in this recipe are wonderful and the perfect amounts. The only thing I did different is use lemon wedges instead of lime because I like lemon better but I still added the lime juice. Thanks for a great recipe. I know I will be making this for Mother's Day brunch!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pitcher, combine the vegetable cocktail, celery seed, pepper, citrus juices, 2 Tbs grated horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce and stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Fill 4 glasses with ice.
  4. Add 2 oz vodka to each and fill three-quarters full with the vegetable cocktail mix.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining horseradish, place 1 celery stalk in each glass, and squeeze a lime wedge over each glass before dropping the wedge into the glass.
  6. Float a tsp of balsamic vinegar on the top of each drink and serve.

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