Watermelon Bloody Mary Recipe

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On a hot summer’s day, what fun cocktail do you drink? Here’s a new and refreshing idea: a Watermelon Bloody Mary! With a bite.

Take your brunch to the next level with a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary. By adding jalapeno and horseradish to this Watermelon Bloody Mary, it goes spicy, spicy. A hot & tasty brunch cockatail your guests will adore.

With watermelon and jalapeno, spicy and sweet with just the right amount of kick.

Need help with knowing how to rim the glass? See our step by step instructions here.

watermelon bloody mary

Watermelon Bloody Mary Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Adult Beverages and Cocktail Recipes, Bloody Mary Recipes, watermelon
Servings 2 servings
Calories 180 kcal


  • 2 c seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, stem removed, chopped
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 6 oz tomato juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 horseradish
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • ⅓ c vodka
  • lime wedges
  • chili lime salt
  • ice
  • 4 bamboo skewers (6 inches long)
  • watermelon wedges (optional for garnish)
  • prosciutto (optional for garnish)
  • cucumber slices (optional for garnish)
  • jalapeno slices (optional for garnish)
  • green olives (optional for garnish)


  • In blender, blend watermelon cubes and jalapeno pepper until completely smooth. Pour mixture through fine sieve set over pitcher.
  • Add lime juice, salt, pepper, fish sauce, horseradish and hot sauce, to taste, to pitcher; stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Add vodka and stir.
  • Line rims of four glasses with lime juice from lime wedges; dip in chili lime salt poured on plate. Carefully put ice in each glass and divide Watermelon Bloody Mary mixture evenly.
  • Add garnishes, as desired, by skewering watermelon wedges, prosciutto, cucumber, jalapeno and green olives. Place garnishes in glasses and serve.


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Recipe & photo courtesy of National Watermelon Promotion Board

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