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Bloody Virgin Bull Drink recipe

Highball glass

Try our savory and spicy Bloody Virgin Bull cocktail, perfect for non-alcoholic drinkers or those looking for a unique twist on the classic Bloody Mary. With fresh ingredients like tomato juice, beef bouillon, and zesty lemon juice, and a kick of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce, this cocktail is sure to impress. Serve in a Highball glass for a touch of class. Perfect for aspiring bartenders looking to impress their guests.

Bloody Virgin Bull Ingredients

Bloody Virgin Bull Equipment

  • juicer, squeezer manual or automatic - if you mind using fresh juice

Bloody Virgin Bull Recipe

  1. optionally make fresh Lemon juice you can squeeze the juice yourself (once squeezed, fresh juice lasts good about 12 hours)
  2. mix the ingredients together with ice
  3. serve in Highball glass full with ice cubes

Recommend: serve in Highball glass

The highball (or hi-ball) and collins glasses have a lot in common. They can both be used for tall beverages and hold the same amount of liquid, which can range from 8 to 16 ounces.

The Bloody Mary: A Classic Cocktail With Endless Variations

As a professional bartender, I’ve encountered countless cocktail requests from customers. One of the most popular and classic cocktails is the Bloody Mary. This savory and spicy drink has been a staple in bars for decades, and with good reason. It’s versatile, customizable and delicious.



The Bloody Mary’s origin is a bit of a mystery. There are several theories about how it came to be, but the most widely accepted story is that it was created by a bartender named Fernand Petiot in the 1920s at the New York Bar in Paris. Originally, it was called the “Bucket of Blood” and was made with equal parts vodka and tomato juice.

Famous For

The Bloody Mary is famous for its spicy kick and its unique combination of savory and sweet flavors. It’s a brunch staple and is often served with a variety of garnishes like celery, olives, pickles, and even bacon.


The Bloody Mary is a popular cocktail all over the world, but it’s especially popular in the United States. It’s a brunch favorite in New York City, where it’s often served with a bagel and lox. In the Midwest, it’s common to find a Bloody Mary bar at weddings and other events.


The Bloody Mary is a beautiful cocktail. Its bright red color is eye-catching and inviting. It’s typically served in a tall glass with ice and garnished with a celery stalk and other accoutrements.

Ingredient Roles


Vodka is the base spirit in a traditional Bloody Mary. It’s a neutral spirit that doesn’t have a strong flavor, so it allows the other ingredients to shine.

Tomato Juice

Tomato juice is the main ingredient in a Bloody Mary. It provides the cocktail’s signature red color and adds a slightly sweet and savory flavor.

Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire sauce is a key ingredient in a Bloody Mary. It adds a savory, umami flavor and a touch of sweetness.

Hot Sauce

Hot sauce is what gives a Bloody Mary its signature kick. Tabasco sauce is a popular choice, but other hot sauces can be used as well.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is added to a Bloody Mary for acidity. It helps to balance out the flavors and adds a bright, fresh taste.

Salt and Pepper

Salt and pepper are added to taste and help to enhance the flavors of the other ingredients.

How to Garnish

The garnishes on a Bloody Mary are almost as important as the cocktail itself. There are endless options for garnishes, but some of the most popular include:

  • Celery stalk
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Cheese
  • Lemon wedge
  • Lime wedge

To garnish a Bloody Mary, simply skewer the chosen garnishes on a toothpick or cocktail skewer and place them on top of the cocktail.


The beauty of the Bloody Mary is that it’s highly customizable. Here are some variations to try:

Virgin/Mocktail Version

To make a virgin or mocktail version of a Bloody Mary, simply omit the vodka. You can also add extra tomato juice or another juice like carrot juice to make up for the missing alcohol.

Gluten-Free Version

A Bloody Mary is naturally gluten-free, but some Worcestershire sauces contain gluten. Look for a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce like Lea & Perrins or Annie’s Naturals.

Vegan Version

A Bloody Mary is already vegan, but some Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies. Look for a vegan Worcestershire sauce like Wizard’s or The Wizard’s Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce.

Keto Version

To make a keto-friendly Bloody Mary, use a sugar-free tomato juice and a sugar-free hot sauce like Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce. You can also use a celery salt that doesn’t contain added sugar.

Low-Calorie Version

To make a low-calorie Bloody Mary, use a low-sodium tomato juice and skip the garnishes like cheese and bacon.

Common Mistakes When Making

Not Using Fresh Ingredients

A Bloody Mary is best when made with fresh ingredients. If you’re using bottled tomato juice or lemon juice, the cocktail won’t taste as good.

Overdoing the Hot Sauce

Hot sauce is an essential ingredient in a Bloody Mary, but it’s important not to overdo it. A few dashes of hot sauce are all you need.

Using the Wrong Glass

A Bloody Mary is traditionally served in a highball glass. Using a different type of glass can change the appearance of the cocktail and affect the overall drinking experience.

Not Properly Mixing the Ingredients

A Bloody Mary should be well-mixed so that all of the flavors are evenly distributed. If the ingredients aren’t mixed well, the cocktail can taste unbalanced.


The Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail with endless variations. It’s a versatile drink that can be customized to suit any taste. Whether you’re a fan of spicy or sweet, there’s a Bloody Mary for you. So next time you’re out for brunch or hosting a party, give the Bloody Mary a try. It’s a crowd-pleaser for a reason.

If you are going to order Bloody Virgin Bull in a bar, don’t forget to mention all the ingredients to the bartender. Bloody Virgin Bull can be served with different ingredients in different places.