Recipe courtesy of Scott Leibfried

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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6 cups water

1 lemon, halved

1 cup dry white wine

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon peppercorns


1 bottle of your favorite vodka

1 bottle of a good store bought Bloody Mary mix

1 teaspoon cracked pepper

Hot sauce, to taste

Worcestershire sauce

Olive juice, to taste

Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 to 60 minutes


  1. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. Place 6 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Add lemon halves, white wine, bay leaf, peppercorns and salt, to taste. Bring to a boil and add the shrimp. Cook for 1 minute or until the shrimp turn pink. Immediately plunge shrimp into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Strain the shrimp and place into a bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use. In a large pitcher, mix 1-ounce vodka for every 6 ounces Bloody Mary mix. Season with cracked pepper, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive juice and shake. Serve in decorative glasses with skewered shrimp as garnish.