Bull Shot Cocktail Recipe

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Bull Shot Cocktail Recipe

This drink is either a lover’s or a loathing’s delight – you will either love it or hate it — although it has devoted fans. A classic example of this is found in Detroit, where it is often credited to the Caucus Club. Though it was a big hit throughout the 1970s (and even made an appearance in “A Clockwork Orange” in 1971), the bull shot is making a surprise comeback as drinkers are looking to get that retro vibe.

What is this drink? A bloody mary can be made with beef broth or consommé if the tomato juice is replaced with beef broth or consommé. Just like your favorite brunch drink, it can be spiced and flavored to your liking. You might even want to join bull shot fans who enjoy it warm in the winter. The experience is similar to drinking spiked soup in that regard.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Bull Shot Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Bull Shot Cocktail Recipe is 481 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Bull Shot Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail shaker


  • Old-fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces chilled beef bouillon, or beef consommé
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 tsp celery salt, optional
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  • Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, adding the vodka and beef bouillon.
  • The lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, and celery salt (if using), should be mixed well. Into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice, strain in the whiskey.
  • Sprinkle a little pepper on top and garnish with a lemon wedge. It's time to serve and enjoy

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