Thirsty Thursday: Bloody Maria

Bloody Maria

This week’s Thirsty Thursday theme is TEQUILA!!!! Clearly, Amanda picked it 🙂 Well, I don’t mind at all, well Price doesn’t mind since he gets to enjoy whatever I mix up. And after thinking of several drinks I ‘settled’ on a Bloody Maria since one of our favorite drinks is a Bloody Mary.

About 5 years ago, Price spent a semester living in a trailer on a Salvation Army camp in Biloxi, MS a year after Hurricane Katrina helping design and rebuild homes. Since I was still up in Boston in school and he was in Biloxi we decided to meet up in New Orleans the one chance we had to see each other for his birthday in September. Well, it was such a great weekend together drinking Hurricanes on Bourbon Street, eating beignets, and enjoying the best Bloody Mary’s ever. EVER.

Price took the bus to NOLA a few more times for some weekends away from that lovely trailer next to the railroad tracks… seriously. Well, during his visits to New Orleans he would basically set up shop at The Old Absinthe House and drinks Bloody Mary’s from Dawn the bartender. Hands down the best Bloody Mary’s we have ever had so we constantly try to recreate them from the recipe that he got out of her.

In this case I made some adaptations from our favorite recipe to best go with a kick that comes from tequila. A spicy tomato juice base, some bite from the Dijon, and a spicy rim all do wonders for this Bloody Maria!

Amanda recently really hurt her finger so she soothed the pain with a few of these Guanabana Margaritas. I think it was a smart move… hold an icy glass filled up with a fruity margarita. Good strategy. Plus Guanabana sounds so interesting and yummy. Gotta try it!

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Bloody Maria

Makes 2


  • 4 ounces of tequila
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 16 ounces of spicy tomato juice
  • 1 cup of crushed ice, divided

Rim Seasoning

  • Equal parts of black pepper, garlic salt, celery salt, chili powder.


  • 2 celery spears
  • 2 dill pickle spears
  • 2 lemon wedges


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the rim seasoning in a bowl, set aside.
  2. Combine the tequila, mustard, pickle juice, Worcestershire Sauce, and lemon juice, mix well.
  3. Take the lemon wedge and run it around the rim of the glass. Flip the glass over dipping it into rim seasoning.
  4. Pour in half of the ice, tomato juice, and tequila mixture into the rimmed glass. Stir to mix. Garnish with the celery, pickle, and lemon wedge.

7 thoughts on “Thirsty Thursday: Bloody Maria

  1. Dorothy Dunton says:

    Hi! These are making me thirsty! We grow asparagus and make garlic, cayenne dilled asparagus spears that we can and OMG they are good in a Bloody Mary! I also make dill pickles that don’t suck in them either! I’ve always been the person that if a thought comes into my head, it comes out my mouth and I sense you may be the same! BTW love the fact that you have tattoos! I got my first at 48 (a “few” years ago) and my most recent two years ago – I have nine and plan on getting more! They are addictive!


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