Red Draw

March 27, 2011

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: A Red Draw is tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix and beer and is also called a Bloody Beer or Red Beer. I'm not sure if it's a Texas thing or not, but there is a drive in restaurant in Wichita Falls, Texas that still brings them to your car in a pitcher. We just happened to be in Wichita Falls over the weekend and we visited the Pioneer Restaurant #2 (one of a few left of a string of Pioneer restaurants) then went to a friend's house and concocted our own. Tasty. - nannydebnannydeb

Food52 Review: Bloody Mary meets Michelada in nannydeb's mellow, refreshing Texan beer cocktail. The gentle spicing plays nicely with the beer without overwhelming it, so be sure to pick a lager you like. One (or a few) of these would go down easy on a parched summer day. - kristen migloreKristen Miglore

Serves: hmmm, how thirsty are you?


  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish root, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 six pack of lager beer, or the beer of our choice
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients except the beer in a large pitcher.
  2. Fill a beer mug, glass or mason jar 1/3 full with the Red Draw mix. Fill the rest of the way with beer.
  3. Enjoy.

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Reviews (7) Questions (0)

7 Reviews

drbabs March 27, 2011
oh, baby
dymnyno March 27, 2011
I second that!
wewhine May 26, 2011
I third this. A little late, but I do.
aargersi March 27, 2011
Any place that brings the pitcher to your car ROCKS!!
Sagegreen March 27, 2011
I am going to have to come back to Austin to try this out in style!
Sagegreen March 27, 2011
...for a road trip to Wichita Falls!
aargersi March 27, 2011
That would be FUN!!!!!