This Caribbean Bloody Mary will transport you to the Caribbean Islands where the water is so crystal clear and so blue. Ahhh yes, I can smell the salty air already and feel the sunshine upon my face…
Well a girl can dream right? 🙂
I love a good Bloody Mary. I’ve traveled around quite a bit and I’ve probably had a Bloody Mary in each place I’ve been to. It’s funny how one cocktail can be made so many different ways depending on where you are.
One time I was in Atlanta at the airport on a layover and tried a Bloody Mary there. I asked for a beer chaser with it (before I went gluten free), and they looked at me like I had three heads! Maybe a beer chaser with a Bloody is a Midwestern thing? Or maybe just a Minnesota thing? Is having a beer chaser with your Bloody common where you live? If so I’d love to know!
I’ve traveled to the Caribbean quite a bit in the past couple of years. I’ve been really fortunate, because Cary works on a Cruise Ship that’s been based in the Caribbean. So all of my trips there were to visit him. If you want to read more about my travels there, check out my Travel and Tastefulventures section of the blog.
I think I’ve had a Bloody Mary at each island I’ve travelled to. They are made slightly different down there. Rum is the staple in almost every Caribbean drink because that’s where Rum is made. I’m not a huge fan of Rum in a Bloody, so I made my version with Vodka.
Almost every Bloody Mary there will come with a lemon and a lime, or sometimes just a lime. And they spice it up just right, Wowza! I love the spicy kick!
I picked up some Bloody Mary seasoning down there to bring back with me so I could make these yummy cocktails at home. Now you don’t need to go to the Caribbean to get Bloody Mary seasoning, you can find this in most liquor stores by the mixes.
Now let’s talk mixes. I used to love Zing Zang mix, but I found out it’s not Gluten Free. So I’ve switched over to Mr and Mrs T’s, that is supposed to be Gluten Free and it tastes really good.
When I make these I like to dip the rim of the glass in water, then dip the rim in the seasoning. Next I fill the glass with ice, add in the vodka (I suggest using top shelf vodka, there is definitely a taste difference), then fill the rest of the glass with your tomato juice mix. Add a few drops of Tabasco sauce, depending on how spicy you like it, and stir it up!
Garnish with Lemon, Lime, and a cute little umbrella. Now just sit back, put your feet up and pretend you’re in the Caribbean. 🙂
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Caribbean Bloody Mary
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1
- Category: Cocktail
- Cuisine: Caribbean, Drinks
- Bloody Mary Seasoning
- Top shelf Vodka
- Bloody Mary Mix, I use Mr & Mrs T since it’s GF
- Tabasco Sauce
- Dip the rim of a large glass into a little water.
- Then dip the rim into your Bloody Mary Mix Seasoning.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add 1 1/2 oz top shelf Vodka.
- Fill the rest of the glass with your favorite Bloody Mary Mix.
- Add a few drops of Tabasco Sauce (depending on how spicy you like it.
- Garnish with Lemon and Lime.
- Serve with a cocktail umbrella.