Bloody Mary Beach Hut Cook

Bloody Marys – How do you take yours? Dirty or Spicy?

When you have a houseful of guests staying overnight and you’ve had a wild night talking, eating, dancing and perhaps a little drinking there is nothing better than the sobering thought of a late brunch.  In the hope that a carb-loading brunch will revive and heal you here is the ultimate “cure” of a Bloody Mary.

Bloody Mary Beach Hut Cook

Depending on how hard you partied the night before then I leave it with you to decide which version you choose: Dirty or Spicy.  Or go for both safe in the knowledge that tomorrow is another day.

Bloody Mary Beach Hut Cook

Bloody Mary Beach Hut Cook

Check out my latest YouTube video on how to make the Bloody Mary of your choice.

How do you take your Bloody Marys?  Dirty or Spicy?


Bloody Marys – Dirty or Spicy?

(makes 2 each)


40ml vodka

Ice cubes

150ml tomato juice

Juice of one-quarter lemon

1 tablespoon of pickle brine

2 or 3 shakes of Tabasco

2 shakes of Worcestershire sauce

Pinch of celery salt

Decorate with pickles and olive


Lemon and celery salt to decorate glass

Ice cubes

40ml vodka

150ml tomato juice

1-2 teaspoon harissa paste

Squeeze of lemon juice from one quarter of lemon

Pinch celery salt

2-3 shake Tabasco

Top with black pepper and sumac

Decorate with olives



To a tall glass, add vodka, ice cubes, tomato juice, juice of lemon,quarter, pickle brine, tabasco, worcestershire sauce and celery salt then stir. Decorate with pickles and olives.


Decorate the rim of a tall glass with lemon juice and then dipped in celery salt.  To the glass add the vodka, ice cubes, tomato juice, harissa paste, tabasco, lemon juice, pinch of celery salt then stir.  Top with pinch of sumac, black pepper and garnish with olives.


Bloody Mary - Dirty or Spicy? Which would you choose?

 Bloody Mary Beach Hut Cook


Bloody Mary Beach Hut Cook

Bloody Marys Spicy or Dirty?


  • Reply Emily 1st January 2017 at 8:12 am

    We didn’t do Bloody Marys this year and now I’m gutted. I’m definitely ‘dirty’ but without the Tabasco and I’ve never tried it with pickle juice either! A stick of celery is a must for me though. Also Virgin Marys were the closest thing to a proper drink when I was pregnant!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 2nd January 2017 at 10:52 am

      Glad you went for the Dirty. Spicy seems to be popular. I keep adding the pickle brine to everything! Family keep giving me that sideways look and saying – you haven’t added that pickle brine have you? Moi? x

  • Reply Choclette 2nd January 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve not had a Bloody Mary in years and it’s about high time I tried one again. I suspect I’d like it a lot more now. Great tip to add some pickle brine. Wishing you a very Happy. Healthy and Fulfilling 2017.

  • Reply Emma Raphael 2nd January 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I made them on New Year’s morning a couple of years ago. I didn’t actually taste one before handing it to my Brother in Law – definitely went overboard with the tabasco, woke him up though! πŸ˜€ Happy 2017!

  • Reply Karen Burns-Booth 5th January 2017 at 10:45 am

    I LOVE Bloody Mary’s both DIRTY or SPICY or even both together! What a great New Year recipe, and a VERY Happy New Year to you and yours too! Karen xxx

  • Reply Ellie 8th January 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Hey Elinor (great name…), I’ve come to say hi as I saw your link on the Brighton Bloggers FB thread. I love it! It’s refreshing and unique and I’d love to write a post on your little beach one day. Bloody Mary’s a great excuse to drink in January too – seeing as it’s kind of healthy…. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

  • Reply Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen 15th January 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I have never made it! Love your video! It seems easy and it must be delicious!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 16th January 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Yes Alida they are and you can make these in jugs so you can provide plenty for your guests!

      I also saw you on the Jamie Oliver show the other evening! What a great job! You looked great.

  • Reply Kara 12th March 2017 at 9:39 am

    It has to be spicy for me πŸ™‚

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