A New Twist On A Classic - Bunny Mary

Ridley's Wreckage

We all have our favorite brunch cocktails for those special occasions.The Bloody Mary is unquestionably a crowd favorite. Now we all know Mimosas give the Bloody Mary some competition in the world of awesome cocktails in the morning, but to compare the two would be like comparing apples to oranges. One is sweet and dances in your mouth and one is oh so sassy and savory.

In my book, a good Bloody Mary is the ideal way to kick start any brunch, holiday or celebration! It has just enough pizazz to jolt you awake. The sharpness and spice of Worcestershire, hot sauce, and olive brine nicely balance the rich tomato base.

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I love creating new twists on cherished recipes, so in the spirit of Easter (if you celebrate) and glorious spring, I present to you the “Bunny Mary”. The tomato juice has been replaced with all natural carrot juice. I like to use the Scandinavian spirit aquavit in place of the vodka. I think it adds a nice twist to your Bunny Mary. With the Aquavit botanicals ie:cardamom, caraway and dill it really brings out the best in the carrot juice. That being said the old standby vodka also works beautifully. Whichever you choose this carrot juice Bunny Mary is a delicious and festive drink, that will have everyone hopping for more!

Ingredients- Serves:2

  • 8 ounces all natural carrot juice
  • 4 ounces vodka or
  • 4 ounces pickle juice (or olive brine)
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 ounce Honey syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/8 teaspoon or 4 grinds of black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional for a bit of heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • Cherry tomatoes, celery stalks and green olives, for garnish


  1. Take all your ingredients and place them in a shaker, shake well and serve into two glasses.
  2. For the festive “bunny look” take your celery stalks and add it to the glass, on a skewer take an olive followed by a cherry tomato and end with another olive to complete the bunny nose.
  3. Enjoy Friends!

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