Bloody Bull Cocktail

Meet the beefier cousin to the classic Bloody Mary.

Bloody Bull
Photo: Photographer: Greg DuPree, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

A Bloody Bull is the beefier cousin of a classic Bloody Mary. Both begin with a base of vodka and tomato juice that's boldly seasoned with lemon juice, Worcestershire, horseradish, hot sauce, and black pepper. What distinguishes a Bloody Bull is a spoonful of beef broth concentrate that adds savory umami flavor without watering down the other ingredients. People who love cocktails say that this one originated at Brennan's in New Orleans, a legendary restaurant known for breakfast and brunch accompanied by impressive cocktails. Add extra garnishes, like bacon, pickled okra, or pickled green beans, for brunch, or pair with a heavier meal, like chili.


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) tomato juice

  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) vodka

  • ½ ounce (1 Tbsp.) fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons beef broth concentrate (such as Swanson)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons prepared horseradish

  • 1 ½ teaspoons hot sauce (such as Crystal)

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • Celery stalks, with leaves, for garnish


  1. Stir together all ingredients except celery stalks in a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a celery stalk. Serve immediately.

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