This Bloody Mary Recipe With a Twist is Exactly What Your Next Morning Tailgate Needs


After growing up in a college town, there are few things I love more than a solid Saturday spent tailgating. Every once in a while our home schedule will include a game that starts before noon, which requires some creative takes on traditional tailgating– especially on cocktails (because sometimes a pre-10 a.m. beer can feel a little…rough).

The Gruden’s Hail Mary puts a tasty twist on the classic Bloody Mary we all know and love. It’s perfect to serve at your morning tailgate or your at-home watch party (or to just make for yourself in the morning– You deserve it).

How To Make a Gruden’s Hail Mary:


  • 1 Coronita Extra
  • 1.5 oz SVEDKA Vodka
  • 4. oz Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 Lime for juice & garnish
  • 1 Celery stalk
  • 1 Pint glass (chilled, if possible)
  • Coarse Salt


Salt Rim of glass by wetting the edge with lime juice then dipping glass into a plate of coarse salt. Combine Svedka Vodka and bloody mary mix in the glass with ice. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime into glass. Mix with a spoon. Add clip and insert a Coronita Extra. Garnish with lime and celery stalk.

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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