Make no-alcohol Traditional Bloody Mary Mocktails with tomato juice and cocktail sauce for a savory and spicy drink that's perfect for brunch.
Bloody Marys are a unique cocktail that's savory and hearty, rather than sweet. They're a favorite at brunch, but when you're not drinking or cutting back on alcohol, sometimes you want to tomato-y flavor of a Bloody Mary without the booze. Use this recipe to make the best Bloody Mary Mocktails with simple and savory ingredients.
Ingredients for Bloody Marys
Here's what you need for this traditional, no-alcohol recipe:
Tomato juice. You can use V8 or any brand you like.
Lemon juice. This perks up the richness of the tomato juice a bit.
Cocktail sauce. For a stronger bite, use fresh or jarred horseradish.
Worcestershire sauce. This adds major savoriness.
Hot sauce. Tabasco is the classic way to add heat to Bloody Marys.
Celery juice. For a nice refreshing green flavor.
Agave. You could also use maple syrup or omit the sweetener altogether.
You can add a touch of sweetness to these mocktails with agave syrup or maple syrup. If you prefer to go all-in on spice, not sweetness, simply omit the sugar.
Can I Make Big-Batch Bloody Mary Mocktails?
Yes! If you're serving these mocktails to a crowd for brunch, go ahead and make a full pitcher. Simply scale the ingredients up accordingly.
Making a Bloody Mary Mocktail Bar
To really go all-out and impress your guests, set up a bloody Mary bar at home. Guests can top their tomato mocktails with savory snacks like:
Pickles (including some spicy pickled peppers)
Charcuterie like sausages, ham and bacon
If you're planning a brunch, serve your bloody mary mocktails with breakfast favorites like:
2tspscocktail sauce(You can also use horseradish, if desired)
½teaspoonTabasco hot sauce
1-2TbspsAgave syrup or maple syrup, optional(If you need a little sweetness; omit if not)
Celery stalks, for garnish
Lemon wedges, for garnish
TO MAKE THE MOCKTAILS:
In a bowl, add the tomato juice, lemon juice, cocktail sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, celery juice, and salt and black pepper, whisking everything together until combined. Add the sweetener if you need to at this point; skip if not.
ASSEMBLY: For each drink, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add ¾ cup of the mocktail mixture. Garnish with celery stalks, pineapple chunks, and lemon wedges, if desired.
Sip and Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
SERVING: To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.SWEETENER: Instead of Agave or maple syrup, you can use honey or create a simple syrup by boiling water with organic cane sugar to sweeten.