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Black Bloody Mary

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

If you want to impress your brunch guests, make this this dark yet flavorful twist on a classic Bloody Mary. We layered unique smoke and charcoal notes on top of familiar celery, dill, and pickle flavors. The color alone is definitely a conversation starter!

Serving Suggestions

Have fun with the garnish—try pickles, sausage pieces, olives, cherry tomatoes, or hot peppers. For a cocktail, fill glass two-thirds with ice, just less than half way with vodka or gin then top off with Black Bloody Mary mix and stir.


3 cups cold water

2.5 tsp. Cook's Charcoal Seasoning

1.5 tsp. Cambridge Celery Seasoning

2 Tbsp. lime juice, plus 4 lime wedges for rimming glasses and garnish

3 tsp. pickle juice

1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

5 dashes Angostura bitters

Salt & pepper to taste

1 Tbsp. Hickory Smoked Sea Salt

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Dill Weed

    Dill weed is native to Western Europe and Russia. Traditionally used in German and Scandinavian cooking, it has become more popular in the States. ...

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  • Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    Malabar black peppercorns are named for the region from which they are harvested, the Malabar Coast of India. These peppercorns have a bold and wel...

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  • Tomato Powder

    Made from dehydrated tomatoes, this powder can be made into a paste, sauce, or juice in minutes. No more opening cans of paste to use a portion and...

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  • Worcestershire Sauce

    Say hello to your new secret ingredient! Our Worcestershire Sauce is vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy it. Worcestershire Sauce is common...

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  • Cambridge Celery Seasoning

    Celery grows well in the areas surrounding Cambridgeshire, England, and more than half of the British outdoor crops come from there. We named this...

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  • Horseradish Powder

    Horseradish is native to regions along the Caspian Sea from Russia to Finland and is now grown in northern parts of both Europe and the United Stat...

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Mix horseradish powder with 1 tsp. water to form a thick paste. Set aside to allow natural heat to develop. Working with two pitchers, mix tomato powder with cold water in one pitcher and whisk until thoroughly blended. In the same pitcher, whisk in Cook's Charcoal Seasoning, Cambridge Celery Seasoning, pepper, and dill. Add Worcestershire Sauce, lime juice, pickle juice, Tabasco, and bitters. Stir in reserved horseradish paste. Pour from pitcher to pitcher until thoroughly blended. Add salt & pepper to taste and adjust any other seasonings to taste. Place Hickory Smoked Sea Salt in a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip glass rim in salt to coat. Repeat with 3 more glasses. Fill glasses with ice and pour in Black Bloody Mary mix. Garnish with lime wedges used to rim glasses.