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Top 10 Vodkas for a Perfect Bloody Mary

One of the world’s best-known cocktails, the Bloody Mary is a savory and complex drink.

Its origin is unknown, but many believe that the cocktail is named after Queen Mary Tudor, also known as “Bloody Mary”. The traditional recipe has seven ingredients. Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper, tabasco and lemon juice. Over time, many new variations and creations have stemmed from the original recipe. However, vodka has always been the star of the show. Use this list to choose a vodka to make your own twist on the Bloody Mary!

Ketel One

This award-winning vodka was a no-brainer on our list. With citrus and honey aromatics and a clear and silky finish, this vodka will not overshadow but rather complement the flavors of your cocktail. The citrus overtones will assist to bring out the lemon juice taste, and the sweet honey will aid to temper the heat from the black pepper and tabasco.


This classic vodka is a great choice for this cocktail. Certified gluten-free, this is an option for those who can’t, or prefer not to have gluten. It’s old-fashioned distilling process produces a smooth and clean spirit, so clean that many choose to just drink it straight! That being said, it will allow you to enjoy all the other flavors in the cocktail recipe.

Infuse Mango Habanero

With a complex recipe like the Bloody Mary, there is a ton of room for improvising and making the drink your own. Using a unique vodka such as this one can take your drink to a new level. The sweet mango infusion will add a fruity edge to your cocktail, while the habanero will help to kick the spice up a notch!

Grey Goose

The only thing that could make this classic cocktail better is a classic spirit. Grey Goose vodka is a well-known brand, and for good reason. Its simple recipe has been perfected to make a crisp and clean vodka that is excellent for sipping but even better for mixing. It has a light taste and a strong finish, making it perfect for this elaborate drink.

Chopin Potato Vodka

This vodka has the privilege of being the worlds most awarded potato vodka. It’s earthy and organic taste profile pairs perfectly with the tomato and tabasco in the traditional Bloody Mary recipe. It ends with a smooth finish, offering no extra burn or spice. This is a great choice for those who prefer less heat in their beverage.

Breckenridge Chili Chile

This vodka is a perfect option for those who want to add a little extra heat to their cocktail. Distilled at 9,600 feet above sea level, the highest distillery in the world, this vodka uses pristine and pure glacier water. The addition of Colorado-grown Chile peppers adds an element of smoke and spice to the recipe. The chipotle and pepper flavors of the vodka will enhance the ingredients in the original recipe and leave you with a great new twist on a classic drink.

Reyka Vodka

This vodka is made using a one-of-a-kind method, and you can unmistakably tell the difference in the finished product. The water comes from a glacier spring in Iceland, and it is purified by running through a lava field that is over 4,000 years old. This results in a vodka that is so clean and refined that it can be sipped straight from the bottle, but it also makes an excellent base for a Bloody Mary.

Absolut Peppar

This vodka is a superb choice for those who love pepper and a little extra heat in their favorite brunch cocktail. Launched in 1986, it was the first clear flavored vodka imported to the United States. This spirit was created specifically for a Bloody Mary recipe. Try this spirit in your next cocktail for a little kick that will leave everyone satisfied and impressed.

Haku Japanese Vodka

Haku vodka, which is filtered using an innovative bamboo charcoal technology, has a taste profile that is unique in its softness and sweetness. On the nose, you may pick up aromas of vanilla bean and lemon. The fruity flavor persists all the way through to the smooth finish. The natural sweetness of the spirit will go perfectly with the tartness of the lemon juice in the recipe, and the vanilla undertones will be helpful in tempering the spiciness of the pepper.

St. George Green Chile

The master distillers have created a spirit that strikes the ideal mix between spicy and fresh. The bell pepper and lime provide complementary sweetness to the spiciness brought on by the jalapeño, serrano, and habanero peppers. If you want a drink with a little more flavor, this is the spirit to pick.

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