Spicy Tequila Bloody Mary Cocktail

  • Yield 6 servings

Tequila, tomatoes and smoked paprika blend together to make this exotic drink.

spicy tequila bloody mary
Photograph by Rita Maas


46 ounces tomato or vegetable juice
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce or Louisiana hot sauce
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 pinch celery salt
1 pinch freshly ground pepper
1 pinch smoked paprika
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 ounce fresh lime juice
12 ounces tequila
Lime wedges and cherry tomatoes, for garnish


  1. Combine tomato juice, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt and black pepper in a large container with a tight-fitting lid. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. The Bloody Mary mix may be made up to 3 days ahead. Chill in the refrigerator.
  2. Add paprika, red pepper flakes and add lime juice to the Bloody Mary mix and stir well. Fill each glass with ice cubes, add 2 ounces of tequila, top off with the Bloody Mary mix, and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and a cherry tomato, and serve.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Happy Hour at Home by Barbara Scott-Goodman (Running Press, 2013).


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