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Marvellous Bloody Mary Prawns

Our bone broth masters bring you a Bullshot recipe that’ll knock your socks off! Forget the unchanged prawn cocktail appetiser - this Bloody Mary twist gives prawns a new burst of life, flavour, and buckets of Bullshot goodness. Keep reading to discover our marvellous Bloody Mary prawns recipe and how our bone broth can transform your culinary creations.

A brief history of the Bloody Mary cocktail

Bloody Mary cocktail

This traditional cocktail is said to have been invented in Paris in the early 1920s and supposedly rose to fame through stars of the day like Ernest Hemingway and Rita Hayworth.

Its main ingredients are a combination of Russian and American influence; during the Revolution, the Russians imported vodka to Paris and the Americans imported tinned tomato juice, and they were brought together to make a ‘tomato juice cocktail'. From there, the flavour combinations and spices expanded, and the Bloody Mary cocktail was born.


Versatile bone broth

We’ve taken this classic drink and given it a Bullshot makeover to show you just how versatile our bone broth really is. Not only have we invigorated the Bloody Mary with the wonder that is Bullshot, but we also transformed it into a marinade to release intense, eccentric flavours into the prawns.

Bullshot chicken bone broth

In this Bloody Mary prawns recipe, our chicken bone broth is an excellent choice. It’s bursting with classic, pure flavours that support the rich tomato sauce and delicate prawns.


The benefits of bone broth

Here at Bullshot, we’re serious about flavour, and not only are we passionate about producing a cleverly cooked, delectable bone broth, but we also make sure to pack it with tons of wonderful goodness that’s good for your body and your taste buds.


  • Is packed with protein, which is great for helping to repair, build, and oxygenate the body.

  • Contains the amino acid glycine, which helps relaxation and promotes strong bones.

  • Is naturally high in collagen, which replenishes the skin and improves its overall appearance

  • Is low in calories, so you can enjoy our bone broth guilt-free.

  • Is excellent for improving your diet, nutrition, and wellbeing.

On top of all its glorious health benefits, Bullshot is made with top-quality, British products from field to saucepan, so you can be sure that every last drop is sourced from local farms and growers.

Marvellous Bloody Mary Prawns Recipe

Servings: 6

Time: 45 min


2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Black pepper

1 tbsp celery salt (plus extra to serve)

1 tbsp lemon rind, finely grated

850ml Bullshot Chicken Bone Broth

2kg king prawns, peeled and deveined

20g butter

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp smoked paprika

120ml vodka

180ml passata

240ml tomato juice

tbsp Tabasco (or other hot sauce of your choice)

1 bunch celery sticks

Handful of celery leaves, finely chopped, to serve

1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

For the dipping sauce

150ml sour cream

1 tbsp tomato sauce

1 tbsp Tabasco (or other hot sauce of your choice)

1 tbsp lemon juice

Cooking method

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Worcestershire sauce, pepper, 2 tsp celery salt, lemon rind, and half the stock. Add the prawns and give them a good mix, making sure they’re evenly coated in the marinade. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour. Remove, drain the prawns, and discard the marinade. Note: Be sure not to reuse your marinade as it may not be safe to eat due to the raw prawns.

  2. Next, melt the butter in a deep, large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and paprika, and cook for 30 seconds to release the fragrance. Add the vodka, passata, tomato juice, Tabasco, remaining celery salt, and remaining stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens.

  3. Add the marinated prawns to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes, until the prawns are cooked through.

  4. To make your dipping sauce, simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Serve your marvellous prawns with an extra sprinkle of celery salt, dipping sauce on the side, and garnish with celery sticks and lemon wedges. Enjoy!

How to dish up your Bloody Mary prawns

These marvellous Bloody Mary prawns are excellent on their own as a divine appetiser before the main event, or you can add luxurious pasta to them such as tagliatelle or pappardelle for a glorious prawn pasta dish.

You can also add a fresh, warm sourdough loaf to your prawns - perfect for dipping!


Your culinary discoveries don’t stop here - the Bullshot possibilities are endless! Transform all your favourite recipes simply by replacing standard broth or stock with a bottle of our beef, chicken, or turkey bone broth to release mouth-watering tastes and aromas that’ll gently infuse your dishes with rich layers of undeniable flavour.

Find other glorious recipes to try on the Bullshot blog, or browse our website to stock up on bone broth and find out more about what makes Bullshot special.