The Golden Mary


I love a good spicy Bloody during a weekend brunch, don’t you?! Stoli is doing a big round-up of Bloody Marys in cities across the country and I was excited when they asked me to create a recipe inspired by the city of San Francisco! Our little cabin in the woods is just 45 minutes from SF, and we try to get there weekly to wine, dine and walk. Inspired by the city’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, I created a recipe that has carrot juice in addition to tomato juice, to evoke that orangey-red hue of the bridge. And because the city is known for its fog, I added a bit of Humboldt Fog cheese to the garnish. Enjoy!


The Golden Mary

inspired by the city of San Francisco and it’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge!

serves 1


  • 2 oz Stoli Vodka

  • ½ c tomato juice

  • ½ c carrot juice

  • juice from one wedge of lemon

  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pinch smoky paprika

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  • carrot ribbon

  • cube of Humbodlt Fog cheese

  • additional salt & pepper (about 1 t each) for the rim of the glass


Wipe the lemon wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip the glass into a small plate of salt and pepper to coat the rim. Combine all ingredients ingredients and stir. Serve over ice.


This post was sponsored by Stoli. I was so happy to work with them because I have been enjoying their vodka for years!

Recipe, photos and illustration by Erin Gleeson.

Savor Stoli Responsibly. STOLICHNAYA® Premium Vodka and Flavored Premium Vodkas. 37.5%-40% Alc/Vol (75-80 proof). Distilled from Russian Grain. Stoli Group USA, LLC, New York, NY ©2014 Spirits International, B.V.