Baltimore Bloody Mary Recipe



  •   1 small plate Old Bay seasoning
  •   1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  •   2 ounces vodka
  •   6 ounces tomato juice
  •   8 dashes Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins or bust)
  •   6 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce is ideal)
  •   1 pinch salt
  •   1 pinch smoked paprika
  •   1 pinch fresh ground cracked black pepper
  •   1 stalk celery

When I lived in Maryland, I found that true Baltimoreans believed that everything — crab, fries, chips, pizza, onion rings, cauliflower, macaroni and cheese — is better with Old Bay. I didn’t live there long enough to go that level of Old Bay native, but I do think that Bloody Marys were given an extra special boost with this Inner Harbor staple.

Read more about the Best Bloody Mary. 


Rim a tall glass with the Old Bay. To do so, pour the Old Bay onto a small plate, moisten the rim of the glass with the lime wedge, and press into the Old Bay. Fill the glass halfway with ice cubes.

In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine the vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, salt, paprika, and pepper. Shake vigorously untli chilled and strain into the glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery.


Calories per serving:

169 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Low Fat Abs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 3%
  • Sodium 569mg 24%
  • Calcium 32mg 3%
  • Magnesium 22mg 6%
  • Potassium 477mg 14%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 44mg 6%
  • Vitamin A 47µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 126mg 211%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 10%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 41µg 10%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 12%
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