Bloody Dixie: A Southern Bloody Mary Recipe

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and since it’s a weekend that usually involves some kind of drinking, we’ve been posting great cocktail recipes. So far, we’ve featured…

Dixie Mint Lemonade Cocktail – A sweet and refreshing drink, with bright mint, crisp lemonade, and General Beauregard Dixie Mint Vodka.
Dixie Grapefruit – Sweet, sour and bursting with bright flavors, this is a new take on the classic Greyhound cocktail.

And today, we put a Southern twist on the classic breakfast beverage — the Bloody Mary — called the Bloody Dixie. It features bold, savory flavors, and the sharp, mouth-watering taste of General Dixie Black Pepper Vodka, which is delicious, and unlike any pepper vodka we’ve tried before. Learn more about it below our new favorite Southern Bloody Mary recipe.

Bloody Dixie Recipe

General Dixie Black Pepper Vodka

Garnishes of choice: celery, bacon, lemon wedges, pickled okra, etc.

Bloody Dixie Mix
1 32-oz bottle of V8
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of salt and pepper
Old Bay seasoning

How to Make It

1. Pour 1/4 cup of V8 juice into a cup.

2. Mix horseradish, lemon juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire and salt and pepper into the bottle of V8 and shake.

3. Add ice to glasses, then vodka, then Bloody Dixie mix. We like a 3:1 mix to vodka ratio, but you can adapt to your tastes.

4. Top with a sprinkle of Old Bay. Stir, then garnish. And, as with many delicious dishes, the bacon makes it all better.

About General Beauregard Dixie Vodka

Made for Southerners by Southerners, General Beauregard Dixie Vodka is award-winning, all-American handcrafted vodka that made its debut in 2014. It’s currently available in the southern markets of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, and is rapidly expanding. 

According to ICB CEO Matti Anttila, his inspiration for General Dixie can be traced to a hunting trip near the Georgia-Florida line. “We were all enjoying some whiskey after the hunt, except for one of my buddies who was drinking vodka,” Anttila said. “After we talked about which brands he identified with, I realized there was a clear opportunity for a craft vodka produced in the south that could authentically connect with Southern males.”

So far the company has created a straight vodka, mint, and the black pepper used in the recipe above. Bottles retail for $21.99/750mL.