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Chicago-Style Bloody Mary

Vodka Bloody Mary

If you're a Chicago-style hotdog appreciator, then it is advised you try this Windy City inspired Bloody. Add yellow mustard, pickle juice and sweet onion for that distinctive Chi-town flavor. Then garnish with sausage skewers or sport peppers to complete the masterpiece.

Bloody Mary Chicago Style


  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 wedge lemon
  • 2 dill pickle spears
  • 12 fluid ounces V8® 100% Vegetable Juice (about 1 1/2 cups), chilled
  • 4 fluid ounces vodka (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill pickle juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely grated sweet onion

How to make it

Servings: 2

  1. Stir the poppy seeds and 1/4 teaspoon celery salt on a plate. Rub the cut side of the lemon wedge around the rims of 2 glasses. Dip the rims of the glasses into the poppy seed mixture to coat. Place the pickle spears into the glasses. Fill the glasses with ice.
  2. Stir the vegetable juice, vodka, mustard, pickle juice, onion and remaining celery salt in a pitcher. Season to taste. Pour the vegetable juice mixture into the glasses.
  3. Serving Suggestion: Garnish with skewers of Chicago-style favorites, like cherry tomatoes, sport peppers or pepperoncini peppers, gherkins, grilled Vienna sausages (or Vienne Beef hot dogs if you're in Chicago!), and/or cocktail onions.