Winter Means Warming the Soul

Winter brings a time of stillness and reflection. It brings a time of gathering as everyone heads indoors for family occasions, long lunches and friend-filled dinners. What better drink to warm the soul than the filling Bloody Mary. A Winter Bloody Mary is enriched with warm spices, lightened with lemon juice, and faintly sweetened with apple cider to cut the winter chill from your bones.

We have been enjoying Bloody Marys in the family for years and enjoy the challenge of developing new ways to enjoy our favorite drink. We've merged the enchanting flavors of the season with our rich, flavorful Roots Mix Spice Blend to give you a fun, fulfilling winter Bloody Mary. The drink base starts with tomato juice and builds in sweetness from the cider. Don't forget the pickles! A nice light pickle adds a touch of zest that rounds out the drink. As a finishing touch, a smoked bacon garnish perfectly accents this warming winter drink.

Grab your ingredients and start stirring!


  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • ¾ cup apple cider or juice
  • 6-8 oz. vodka
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 oz. dill pickle juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Roots Spice Blend
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)


  • Smoked bacon
  • Sliced apples
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green olives
  • Slices of lemon
  • Pickles

Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher, whisk to blend well. Makes four cocktails. Garnish and serve!

Need more garnish ideas? Review our list of garnishes to spice up your Bloody Mary made with the Roots Mix.

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