18 Over-The-Top Bloody Marys That Win Brunch

So crazy, they're basically a meal.

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When it comes to digging into brunch, there's just no reality where we're not enjoying a Bloody Mary as well. Can you even imagine starting a sleepy Sunday after a night out without one? We don't like to think about it, which is why we've rounded up all of our top best Bloody Mary recipes that'll pair perfectly with your eggs Benedict. Bonus: Some of these Bloody Mary recipes are so over the top, they're basically a meal in themselves.

Bloody Marys are an easy choice when it comes to mixing up a signature brunch cocktail. If you're new to home bartending, no need to sweat; you likely have all the ingredients for a Bloody Mary in your pantry already. For a classic, no-fuss Bloody Mary, we start with a mix of tomato juice and vodka, but from there, it can go anywhere. We go a few steps further with a bit of heat from hot sauce, horseradish, and black pepper. We also added pickle juice to ours and highly recommend making some pickle juice ice cubes (like we did for our dill pickle Bloody Marys). Trust us, Future You will be so happy you did.

Ready to level up? Go beyond a celery stick when garnishing your Bloody Marys. There's, uh, more than a few amazingly savory toppers that'll make your cocktails instantly legendary. Some of our top picks? We've been known to garnish our Bloody Marys with mini grilled cheeses, tacos, cheeseburger sliders, and even Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The sky is truly the only limit! Just don't forget to invite us when you make your next round of quesadilla Bloody Marys. 😉

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parker feierbach
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Best-Ever Bloody Marys

A Bloody Mary is the ever-popular brunch cocktail. It always starts with a mix of tomato juice and vodka, but from there, it can go anywhere. We love our classic with a bit of heat from hot sauce and horseradish and believe black pepper to be an absolute necessity. We also added pickle juice to ours because this is Delish after all, and our motto is that pickles make everything better.

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Park Feierbach
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Dill Pickle Bloody Mary

Get ready for a life-changing Bloody Mary hack: PICKLE JUICE ICE CUBES! Brunch will never be the same now that you know this dilly little secret. 😉

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Park Feierbach
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Taco Bloody Marys

A Bloody Mary is only as good as its garnish, so we topped these off with our favorite tacos. We used a toaster to make our own mini tacos shells, and it's our one of our favorite hacks EVER. Top your tacos with your favorite garnishes and be prepared to be asked to serve these at every brunch, party, and taco Tuesday from here on out.

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Mini Bloody Mary Bombs

These savory, boozy skewers are all the flavor of a Bloody Mary in one bite-sized app. They're basically the bomb.com.

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Park Feierbach
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Flamin' Hot Bloody Marys

These aren't just ANY Bloody Marys. Even without the garnishes, they've got a kick! With the lime juice and hot sauce, this cocktail would be just as good with silver tequila as it is with vodka. So choose your own adventure. 😉 And if you're looking for ways to use up that bag of Cheetos, try these Flamin' Hot Chicken Tenders next!

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Charlie Gillette
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Buffalo Bloody Mary

Who doesn't love a good, spicy Buffalo wing? These Bloodys were inspired by our favorite bar food, and we think they're pretty genius. Don't sleep on the ranch-flavored rim; it'll keep you coming back for another round!

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Bloody Mary Pops

You're not dreaming, we actually went so into our Bloody Mary obsession and made a fully edible boozy pop (edible celery stick included!).

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Jon Boulton
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Cheeseburger Bloody Marys

There are infinite ways to top a Bloody Mary, and they're all as delicious as the next one. One combo we couldn't resist? Topping our favorite brunch cocktail with an adorable little slider. You'll never want one without a cheeseburger garnish!

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Brandon Bales
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Quesadilla Bloody Marys

Bloody Marys get topped with all sorts of crazy things, but we don't know why we've never done this before! A quesadilla is the perfect pairing, and now we can't have a Bloody Mary without one.

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Park Feierbach
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Pickle Bloody Mary Shooters

Hosting brunch? These Bloody Mary shooters are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. We're all for drinks that come with their own snack—that's why we love Taco Bloody Marys so much. 😉

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Charlie Gillette
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Bloody Mary Margaritas

Tequila fans, this one's for you. These spicy margaritas are perfect for brunch. Especially one involving breakfast tacos... with bacon-weave shells?!

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Alex Rapine
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Green Bloody Mary

The secret to these zesty Bloody Marys? No, there's no green food dye for this garden-hued Bloody Mary, just tomatillos!

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Jonathan Boulton
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Grilled Cheese Bloody Marys

Ever wondered what the cocktail version of grilled cheese and tomato soup? It's 100% this, and we might prefer this grown-up version over the nostalgic favorite!

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Brandon Bales
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Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs

Everyone loves a good deviled egg, and few can refuse a well-made Bloody Mary. With this easy party app, you can have both!

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Blood Mary Pickles

Warning: These lil guys can get spicy! If you like it hot, add the full amount of horseradish and as much hot sauce as you'd like. If you prefer a milder pickle, reduce the horseradish by half and maybe leave out the hot sauce.

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Bloody Mary Bruschetta

Yes, we went there. We marinated all the fixings of a classic Bloody Mary (including the vodka!) and used it as our new favorite brunch-time topper for bruschetta. Carbs and booze? We're here for it.

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Jon Boulton
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Bloody Mary Wings

It makes so much sense: We love a bit of booze with our wings, so we went a step further and made boozy wings with all the flavor of a loaded Bloody Mary.

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Kat Wirsing
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Bloody Mary Syringes

These shooters are the PERFECT spooky Halloween cocktail. No Halloween party is complete without a little blood, right? Bonus: These go great with eyeball pasta!

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