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Bloody Mary Chicken Wings Recipe

When January rolls around, so many people are focused on finding recipes to back up their resolutions; this usually means lighter fare. Words like healthy, skinny, and lightened-up take over the search bar.

I totally get that. The holidays kick my butt, too.

For me though, January triggers something entirely different—a craving for chicken wings!

Bloody Mary Chicken Wings Photo

I think wings are a natural accompaniment to January. Or maybe I should say they’re a natural accompaniment to football and the art of gathering around the television eating things with your fingers.

Now, I realize that this is actually the tail end of the season, but for one reason or another, it’s bowl games and play-offs that trigger my desire for wings.

Bloody Mary Chicken Wings Picture

I’m pretty sure I look like a madwoman, preparing for the chicken apocalypse, as I stack every last package of chicken wings and chicken drumettes from the cooler into my shopping cart. Should I even mention what happens once I get all that chicken home? Let’s just say that if a fridge was a pair of jeans, I’d need a pair of pliers to zip them up.

So naturally, with all of those naked wings hanging out, I have to come up with some delicious flavors to dress them in. After I cut up my whole chicken wings, I usually marinate them for at least a few hours.

While there’s nothing wrong with simply baking them up and then saucing them, that extra time in a flavor bath only makes them even more finger-lickin’ delicious.

Bloody Mary Chicken Wings Image

These Bloody Mary chicken wings were prompted by a bottle of unopened spicy vodka staring at me from the table. I’m not much of a fan of drinking spicy liquor or liqueur plain, but I love the extra dimension of flavor it imparts when you add it to food.

The one exception I’ll make in the drinking spicy liquor department is a Bloody MaryI’m also that girl who orders spicy tomato juice on an airplane to drink alongside my bag of 7 pretzels. Apparently I enjoy drinking spicy tomatoes (this spicy bacon Bloody Mary is another favorite).

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I started thinking about how much fun it would be to have a brunch that consisted simply of a buffet of chicken wings, seasoned simply and then grilled, baked, or fried (for a variety in textures and nuances) and a do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar.

Then, alongside the sauceless wings, how perfect would it be to serve one batch of wings that is sauced—using a spicy Bloody Mary mixture! Sometimes I amaze myself.

For the record, this is happening soon….football on the television is optional.

It’s not every day you get to lick your cocktail off your fingers… in public.

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Bloody Mary Chicken Wings Recipe

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Bloody Mary Chicken Wings takes your game day food to the next level. Spicy and totally packed with flavor.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Marinating 6 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 55 minutes
Cuisine Boozy Food
Servings 4
Calories 516.25 kcal


  • 2.5 Chicken Wings
  • 1 Tomato Juice
  • 0.25 Spicy Vodka Such as UV Sriracha Vodka
  • 0.25 Honey
  • 2 Sriracha Chili Sauce
  • 1 Horseradish
  • 1 Lime Juice
  • 2 Celery Salt
  • 1 Ground Black Pepper


  • Remove the tips from the wings, then break them down into flats and drumettes. (Discard tips or save them for making chicken stock.) Place the wings into a gallon-sized zippered baggie or a large bowl.
  • Whisk the remaining ingredients together, then pour over the chicken. Seal the baggie or cover the bowl, and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with foil, and then spray with nonstick spray.
  • Set a large strainer over a bowl and pour the wings into the strainer. Set them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each. Slide into preheated oven and roast for 40 minutes.
  • In the meantime, pour the marinade into a small pot. Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a steady simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until thick and reduced to just over 1/4 cup (it will be the consistency of a thick tomato sauce). Remove from heat.
  • After 40 minutes, quickly brush the sauce onto the wings, turning them so that the whole wing is sauced, then return to the oven for about 5 more minutes. Enjoy while warm. 


Calories: 516.25kcalCarbohydrates: 21.69gProtein: 30.31gFat: 20gSodium: 1776.38mgFiber: 0.25gSugar: 19.63g
Keyword Appetizers, Baked, Boozy Food, Chicken Wings, Cocktails, Game Day Grub, Party Food, Snacks
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