Blood Mary ketchup infuses your favorite condiment with the flavors of your favorite cocktail!
Inspired by the bold flavors loaded into my homemade Bloody Mary mix, this ketchup is dressed up with all of the flavors you love, but none of the alcohol. However, there is no reason why you can't add a splash of vodka as well.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Ketchup - Classic tomato ketchup is the tomato-flavored base, and should not be substituted.
- Lemon juice - Malt vinegar would be a good substitution.
- A-1 Sauce - Adds depth and a nice contrast to the lemon juice.
- Worcestershire sauce - Adds an umami component.
- Prepared Horseradish - Adds bite!
- Hot Sauce - I recommend using Franks or Tabasco sauce.
- Brown sugar - Sweetness balances the heat.
- Celery Powder - I recommend powder rather than celery salt because condiments are often paired with foods that are already salty. Celery seeds can be substituted, but are best ground into a powder.
- Black pepper - Fresh ground black pepper is always best.
- Optional - Other seasonings you can add if desired, include onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
How to make it
To make this Bloody Mary ketchup recipe the ingredients simply get mixed together and they are ready to go! The flavor gets better as it melds in the fridge, so it is best to make it at least a day in advance.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients to highlight your favorite flavors. For example, if you like it spicier add more hot sauce, or substitute a hotter sauce.
How to store it
Like any condiment, Bloody Mary tomato ketchup needs to be stored in an airtight container to prevent odors from the fridge from creating off-flavors in the ketchup.
Conservatively, your Bloody Mary sauce will stay fresh for at least a week, although you can probably expect it to last much longer. However, since this recipe isn't professionally tested for stability, I can't give you an exact "Best by..." date.
How to use it
Bloody Mary ketchup is great on most anything classic ketchup is used for, but here are a few stand-out pairings:
- Meatloaf - This would be a phenomenal glaze for a meatloaf!
- Burgers - A Bloody Mary burger does sound pretty good, doesn't it?
- French fries - Dipping French fries would be a simple way to use it.
- Sloppy Joes - Get creative and craft your own Bloody Mary sloppy Joe recipe.
- Hot dogs - This is the perfect way to dress up a loaded hot dog!
Blood Mary Ketchup
- ¾ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon A-1 Steak Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce (I recommend Frank's)
- ¼ teaspoon celery powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly to combine.
- Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
This recipe was originally published on July 29, 2020.