The 8 Best Bloody Mary Mixes of 2019

Create an easy brunch cocktail at home

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Demitri's Bloody Mary Mixes 8 oz Variety Pack at Amazon

“Variety pack lets you sample four different Bloody Mary mixes.”

Best Spicy: Master of Mixes Extra Spicy Bloody Mary Mix at Amazon

“Uses a blend of jalapeno, chile de Arbol, habanero, chipotle, and more.”

Best Mild: Fast Mary's Bloody Mary Enhancer at Amazon

“A blend of mild spices along with the tartness of dill and pickles.”

Best for Beginners: Hella Cocktail Co. Bloody Mary Cocktail Mixer at Amazon

“A mix for beginners who want a quality cocktail with the classic flavors.”

Best Dry Seasoning Mix: Chets Bloody Mary Seasoning Mix at Amazon

“Take these packets along if you travel or go camping.”

Best Bargain: Ocean Spray Bloody Mary Mix at Amazon

“You’ll get a 12-pack of 32 oz bottles, so you’ll have enough for brunches.”

Best Gift: SuckerPunch Gourmet Bloody Mary Kit at Amazon

“The perfect gift for folks who love cocktails and have a sense of humor.”

Best for Travel: W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit at Amazon

“Everything you need for 2 drinks is packed into a TAS-approved tin.”

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    Best Overall: Demitri's Bloody Mary Mixes 8 oz Variety Pack

    Some say that variety is the spice of life, but in this case, a variety pack lets you sample four different Bloody Mary mixes. These mixes contain just the flavorings, so each 8-ounce bottle lets you make about 4 quarts of cocktails, depending on your preferred alcoholic strength and taste for seasonings.

    Once you’ve tried these, you can buy the flavors individually, to keep just the ones you like best on hand. The flavors include chilies and peppers, extra horseradish, chipotle-habanero, and classic Bloody Mary for those who are purists.

    The ingredients are all natural and gluten free, and they should be refrigerated after opening. The instructions on the bottle are for making drinks by the pitcher, but users have experimented with making drinks by the glass, using as little as 1/2 teaspoon per glass up to 1 tablespoon for those who like a lot of flavor in their drinks.

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    Best Spicy: Master of Mixes 5 Pepper Extra Spicy Bloody Mary Drink Mix

    Great for folks who love peppers, this mix, described as a “fiery flavor adventure,” uses a blend of jalapeno, chile de Arbol, habanero, chipotle, and ancho peppers along with lemon juice and tomato juice. The recipe was created with the help of professional chefs to give you a mix that’s ready to drink as soon as you add the vodka. Rim the glass, if you like, or add a garnish.

    This includes three 1-liter bottles, so you’ll have plenty for brunch, whether it’s just a quiet family gathering or you’ve invited the neighbors for the afternoon.

    These are gluten-free and should be refrigerated after opening. This company makes two other Bloody Mary mixes, as well.

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    Best Mild: Fast Mary's Bloody Mary Enhancer, Mild Bangin' Blend

    Great for those who can’t stand the heat of peppers, this Bloody Mary mix takes the milder route with a blend of mild spices along with the flavor of dill, garlic, and pickles to add some interest. This mix was created by a bartender and chemist who wanted to make the perfect Bloody Mary for customers every time, without having to add a multitude of different ingredients to each glass. Customers agree that this is the perfect recipe, especially for those who haven't developed a palette for the spicier mixes out there.

    This 16-ounce bottle contains just the flavorings without the tomato juice, so it makes about 10 cocktails per bottle, depending on your desire for added flavor. The recipe on the bottle gives instructions per glass, so you can start there and add more or less to taste. It is gluten-free and vegan. A hot version is also available, for those who want more spice.

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    Best for Beginners: Hella Cocktail Co. Bloody Mary Cocktail Mixer

    Made with natural horseradish, black pepper, and tomato juice, this is the perfect mix for beginners who want a quality cocktail without venturing too far from the classic flavors. For those who prefer more spice, this company also offers a slightly more spicy version that includes cayenne pepper and red pepper extract that’s just as easy to use.

    All you need is a glass, ice, some vodka, and this mix to create a balanced cocktail with enough bite to remind you that it’s a Bloody Mary. This mix is all natural, vegan, and gluten-free. It should be refrigerated after opening.

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    Best Dry Seasoning Mix: Chets Anytime Bloody Mary Seasoning Mix

    The problem with a bottle of a mix is that if you don’t finish it, it can go bad even if it’s properly refrigerated. This dry mix solves that problem and you don’t even have to measure since each packet makes a single drink. You can take these along as you travel, go camping, or head to your neighbor's backyard for a barbecue.

    These packets contain natural flavors thanks to the celery salt, Worcestershire, garlic, paprika, black pepper, cayenne, horseradish, sumac, parsley, and more. Plus, they're vegan and completely free of MSG and gluten. There are 12 packets total.

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    Best Bargain: Ocean Spray Bloody Mary Mix, Pack of 12

    When you’re making Bloody Marys for a crowd, this mix will let you come in under budget while offering a flavor that will be familiar. You’ll get a 12-pack of 32-ounce bottles, so you’ll have enough for brunches and barbecues, for family breakfasts (without the alcohol) and for a summer evening cocktail, too.

    This includes everything you need, except the ice, glass, and vodka, so you can mix a pitcher at a time, and just pour to serve. 

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    Best Gift: SuckerPunch Gourmet Bloody Mary Kit

    The perfect gift for folks who love cocktails and have a sense of humor, this includes almost everything you need. You’ll still need to supply the ice and vodka, but this kit supplies the Bloody Mary mix, spicy garlic pickles, and two-pint glasses and sleeves. Just for fun, it also includes two coasters, two swizzle sticks, and two fake mustaches.

    The founder of this company started with pickles and from there continues to experiment with spice and flavors, creating a company that features flavors that “pack a punch.” This is non-GMO verified and contains no artificial ingredients, and it’s also gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. Whether you're giving this as a gift or you're gifting this to yourself, the bright and spicy flavors in this kit will keep you coming back for more.

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    Best for Travel: W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit

    If you love a Bloody Mary when you’re flying but don’t like the airline’s version of spicy tomato juice, this kit is the perfect solution. This kit contains There’s enough for two drinks, along with a bar spoon, rimming salt, and a coaster, all packed into a TSA-approved tin. Alcohol is not included, and of course, you’ll need a glass and ice as well.

    When you get to your destination, you can refill the drink mix from a larger bottle for the return flight, and it’s still the right size to pass TSA inspection. Even if you don’t need a cocktail to get you through a flight, this could be fun on a picnic or when you’re camping, or as a fun novelty gift for frequent fliers.

Our Process

Our writers spent 2 hours researching the most popular bloody mary mixes on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 15 different mixes overall, screened options from 14 different brands and manufacturers, read over 6 user reviews (both positive and negative) and tested 2 of the mixes themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.