Bloody Mary at Richard's Restaurant & Bar

Are you ready to elevate your brunch game or impress your guests at your next gathering? What better way to do so than with the iconic Bloody Mary cocktail?

When it comes to iconic cocktails, the Bloody Mary stands out as a timeless classic. This spicy, savory, and satisfying drink has been a staple of brunches and gatherings for decades. The ultimate Bloody Mary is a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, and our perfect recipe will impress even the most discerning cocktail connoisseurs.

Prepare to embark on a culinary journey as we dissect the perfect Bloody Mary. Prepare your celery, gather your ingredients, and let’s mix up a masterpiece!

Our Make-at-Home Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Get ready to tickle your tastebuds. Here’s a Bloody Mary cocktail recipe you can make at home (did you really think we would give away ALL of our Bloody Mary secrets?):


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 3 oz tomato juice
  • One dash of hot sauce or more, to taste (such as Tabasco)
  • One dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Celery salt, or other salt for rimming the glass (optional)
  • Celery stalk, for garnish


  1. Rim a highball glass with salt of your choice by running a lemon wedge around the rim and dipping it in the salt (optional)
  2. Fill the glass with ice
  3. Mix tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce,  lemon juice, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a shaker
  4. Don’t shake it, but “roll” it, using a gentle back and forth motion, and strain into the prepared glass. Rolling merges the vodka and tomato juice mixture and thickens it slightly
  5. Garnish with a celery stalk
  6. Optionally, garnish with other creative garnishes, such as bacon strips, shrimp, or cheese cubes on a skewer for a personalized touch.

Enjoy your classic Bloody Mary cocktail!

Bloody Mary Fun Facts

The Bloody Mary cocktail is believed to have been created in the 1920s or 1930s. This makes it a relatively modern classic in the world of cocktails.

The origins of the name “Bloody Mary” are unclear. However, various theories suggest it may have been named after Queen Mary I of England or a waitress named Mary who worked at a Chicago bar. Quite a difference, and like most cocktail origins, we’ll probably never know for sure.

Every year on January 1st, cocktail enthusiasts worldwide celebrate “Bloody Mary Day.” This annual observance pays homage to the enduring appeal of the Bloody Mary. And undoubtedly helps observers recover from partying the night before!

Cheers to the Ultimate Bloody Mary!

Are you looking to taste the best Bloody Mary in Boise? Visit Richard’s Restaurant & Bar and build your own! We offer three vodka choices, various heat levels, four salt options and a dozen garnishes, from the traditional celery stick to blue-cheese stuffed olives and pickled shishito peppers! Customize it to your taste and find your perfect combo.

Your Bloody Mary will pair perfectly with any number of our brunch dishes: we love it with the traditional Benedict and the Shakshuka, and it works beautifully with our Chicken & Waffle’s spicy honey-chili sauce. Reserve your table now and experience the perfect mix of our bartender’s skill and Chef Langston’s delicious brunch menu!