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Spicy Bloody Mary Recipes to Heat Up Your Brunch Game

The ~*Ultimate*~ Bloody Mary

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Want a Bloody Mary recipe big on flavor and spice? This one's your new go-to. Plenty of Old Bay seasoning and some hefty glass-side shrimp make it more like a snack than just a drink.

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Green Monster Bloody Mary

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This Green Monster Bloody Mary gets its name partially from the "suggested toppings" (including crispy tacos, elote, chicharrones, grilled shrimp, avocado, lime wedges, celery, cilantro, pickled guerito peppers, pickled jalapeños, pickled carrots, and pickled onions), and partially from the homemade green monster spice mix. Finish off with some green chile vodka, and you've got a cocktail surprisingly full of veggies,.

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Spicy Sriracha Bloody Mary

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If you're already a Sriracha devotee, then you'll find the spiciness of this Sriracha Bloody Mary just perfect. Add some fresh thyme and chives for garnish, and it'll look as pretty as it tastes. (Related: 10 Sriracha-Flavored Snacks for the Spicy Food Enthusiast)

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Bloody Margarita

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If tequila is more your jam at 10 a.m., then try swapping your basic bloody Mary for a Bloody Margarita—a cocktail that combines the best of both drinks for a mash-up made in alcoholic heaven. (If you're not usually a fan of horseradish, this recipe is for you because it leaves it out.)

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Blonde Bloody Maria

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Because blondes have more fun—Blonde Bloody Marias, that is. This beauty gets its color from green tomatoes and green pepper hot sauce. But don't let it fool you; this pale cocktail has just as much kick as your red-hot variety.

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Roasted Red Pepper Bloody Mary

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Smoky jarred peppers add a slightly different tang to this Roasted Red Pepper Bloody Mary. Garnish with mini red peppers and fresh red flowers for extra brunch hostess points.

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Green Bloody Mary

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The secret to this spicy Green Bloody Mary is in the homemade jalapeño-infused vodka (it's super easy, we promise). Keep it on hand for bloody Marys every weekend, or to give any vodka cocktail a serious kick.

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Cucumber Bloody Mariachi Shots

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Sometimes you just don't have room in your stomach for a big bloody Mary and an epic brunch meal. Enter: these Cucumber Bloody Mariachi Shots with a Tex-Mex twist. Your brunch guests will be super impressed with your cocktail presentation.

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Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary

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Raise your hand if your favorite part of brunch is bacon. Thought so. Why only eat your bacon when you can drink it too? Try this Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary recipe to get more of the crispy stuff into your life, stat.

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Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary

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Another color to add to the bloody Mary rainbow: orange. This Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary recipe uses bright orange heirloom tomatoes, green jalapeño Tabasco, and celery bitters for a sophisticated upgrade to this brunch classic.

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Michelada Bloody Mary

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Let's dip back down south of the border to see the inspiration behind this Michelada Bloody Mary recipe. A traditional Mexican drink, micheladas are often made of lime juice, beer, seasonings, and sometimes tomato juice. This recipe marries that with the traditional American bloody Mary for a combo that's lower in alcohol than our liquor-filled favorite but full of Mexican flavor.

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Maryland Bloody Mary

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What makes this a Maryland Bloody Mary? A heavy dose of Old Bay seasoning (which originated in the Chesapeake Bay and is still produced in Maryland) coupled with not one but two types of crab garnish.

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Bloody Mary Popsicles

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Last but certainly not least, trade your glass for a ice cube tray, and make some Bloody Mary Popsicles. We can't think of a better to way to simultaneously cool down and booze up. (Wait... Except for these genius wine popsicles.)

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