Old Ebbitt Grill Bloody Mary

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


This recipe is based on one from the Old Ebbitt Grill, a historic oyster bar and grill in Washington, D.C., where the bartenders rim the glass of their bloody mary with Old Bay seasoning and garnish their cocktail with a large shrimp to give it a spicy, regional flourish.


  • 2 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 12 oz. Absolut Peppar
  • 2 Tbsp. beef broth
  • 13 cup tomato juice
  • 12 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 14 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large boiled and chilled shrimp
  • 1 stalk celery, for garnish
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish


Step 1

Put Old Bay on a small plate. Rub the rim of a tall glass with the lime wedge and dip rim in Old Bay. Add cracked ice to the glass; set aside.

Step 2

Into a mixing glass put vodka, beef broth, tomato juice, lemon juice, and black pepper. Stir to combine and pour into reserved glass. Garnish with shrimp, celery, and lemon.