David Welch's Red Boat Bloody Mary

November 13, 2013

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Chef Jenn Louis of Lincoln in Portland, OR brings this recipe from her husband, cocktail master David Welch that elevates the ordinary Bloody Mary into something new with the help of a dose of fish sauce.Jenn Louis

Makes: 1 batch


  • 20 ounces tomato juice
  • 2.5 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce Red Boat fish sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish (heaping)
  • 1/4 ounce olive juice
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
In This Recipe


  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients together to make a mix. Measure out 4 ounces of that mix and combine it with the vodka in an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into an ice filled pint glass with a salted rim. Garnish with anything pickled.

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Reviews (4) Questions (0)

4 Reviews

Das F. May 4, 2016
Sounds like a Bloody Ceaser....like a Mary but 86 the Tomato and insert Clamato. No "fish sauce" needed. Save yourself a pretentious $15.
Bee L. May 15, 2014
Being lucky enough to live near Jenn and David's Sunshine Tavern I have had the pleasure of drinking these Bloody Mary's. They are superb.
Sharon April 28, 2014
Forget the gin?
lizziebeth April 28, 2014
... no vodka?