Standard Deviation
Courtesy of La Voz

Scotch • Savory
Bloody Mary, Queen of Scotch

Robust and aromatic with hints of clove and butterscotch, Johnnie Walker Red Label lends an intriguing complexity to the archetypal Bloody Mary. Add fruity Hungarian paprika, spicy ground horseradish, earthy cumin, and tangy hot sauce, tempered with a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and acidic white vinegar, and you have an intensely savory concoction. Serve it over pebbled ice in a Collins glass, and go (somewhat) crazy with the garnishes: Celery, beef jerky, and a mess of cherry tomatoes do the job quite nicely.

The Essentials

Johnnie Walker Red Label
vegetable juice
lime juice
The Details
Contributed by


1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Red Label
4 oz vegetable juice
.5 oz lime juice
1/4 tsp white vinegar
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Hot Sauce
1 tsp Horseradish
1/8 tsp cumin
pinch of celery seed
1/4 tsp Hungarian paprika
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
Celery stalk, beef jerky, cherry tomatoes, for garnish


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  • Top with ice, roll to combine.
  • Garnish with celery/beef jerky/cherry tomato.