Rick’s Bloody Mary Mix

Rick Branson
2 min readMar 29, 2020

“It tastes like a foot” — Cliff Moon (2020)

A little detour from our regularly scheduled program. I find the pre-made mixes in the store to be lacking in flavor and considering that… quite expensive. Now that the bars are closed thanks to the Roni, I’m stuck fending for myself.

You’ll need a blender of some kind (or a very powerful arm) to accomplish this one. And probably a lack of health conditions that prevent consuming more than the recommended daily allowance of sodium. Enjoy!

Not an actual photo of my bloody mary. Trust me, I’ll never make anything this good looking.

Makes around 12 strong ones 💪


46oz bottle of V8
2 lemons, juiced
4 tbsp prepared horseradish (half for fresh)
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp grated parmesan (pre-ground is just fine!)
1 tbsp fresh black pepper
1 stick of celery, coarse chopped (or 1 tbsp of celery salt)
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hot sauce
Vodka (I use Tito’s)


  1. Combine V8, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan, black pepper, celery (or celery salt), garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, and hot sauce and blend thoroughly.
  2. Fill a pint glass with ice, add 3 oz vodka, and fill remainder with mix.
  3. Pour remaining mix back into V8 container. Refrigerate for future good times.



Rick Branson

I do Software Engineering on High-Impact, Large-Scale Internet Services.