I followed four different Bloody Mary recipes from celebrity chefs Alton Brown, Martha Stewart, Bobby Flay, and Ina Garten.Brown’s recipe had a lot of intricate steps and ingredients I had to make from scratch — but the final cocktail tasted spicy and fresh. The recipes from Stewart and Garten were quite simple and classic. Flay’s Bloody Mary was my favorite because it was light, citrusy, and easy to make. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Bloody Marys are a quintessential, tomato juice-based cocktail that can be made with varying levels of spice and different types of garnish. With so many ways to make the drink, I decided to follow recipes from celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Alton Brown, Ina Garten, and Martha Stewart to find out who would help me craft the best Bloody Mary. Here’s how the cocktails turned out: