Here is a barbecue man’s version of the classic. 

Recipe from the NFL Gameday Cookbook


  • End Zone Barbecue Rub, as needed (recipe below)
  • ¼ fresh lemon
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 6 ounces chilled tomato juice
  • 2 ounces your favorite barbecue sauce
  • Celery stick, for garnish
  • 1 cooked jumbo shrimp, for garnish


Lay the rub on a saucer large enough for rimming the glass. Wet the rim of a large glass with the lemon. Fill the glass two thirds of the way with ice. Add the vodka, tomato juice, barbecue sauce, and the juice from the ¼ lemon. Mix well. Put the celery stick in the glass and hang the shrimp on the rim.

Makes 1 serving