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Balsamic Bloody Mary

The Balsamic Bloody Mary: A Stellar Update on an Old Favorite

As soon as I had my first sip of today's cocktail — a tangy balsamic-vinegar-enhanced bloody Mary — I knew that I had found my be-all-and-end-all bloody Mary recipe. Spicy (tone down the horseradish a notch if your heat tolerance isn't particularly high), slightly sweet, salty, and perfectly balanced, this weekend morning staple — with a twist — is so perfect that I've already planned a brunch date to share it with my girlfriends.

A quick note on garnishes: unless you have a strong aversion to celery salt, don't leave the salted rim off. If you're not on speaking terms with the stuff, sub out kosher salt; either way the saline punch is crucial. Likewise, a celery stalk is a classic aromatic addition, but bloody Marys are by nature customizable, so try one of these garnishes if you're looking to change things up.

Keep reading for the superlative recipe.

Balsamic Bloody Mary

Balsamic Bloody Mary

Notes

This recipe can be easily multiplied to serve a crowd.

Balsamic Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  1. 6 ounces tomato juice
  2. 2 ounces vodka
  3. 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  4. 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  5. Kosher salt
  6. Juice of half a lemon, plus 1 lemon wedge
  7. 2 heaping teaspoons horseradish
  8. 1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  9. Tabasco sauce, to taste
  10. Celery salt, for rim
  11. 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  12. 1 celery stalk, leaves intact

Directions

  1. Combine the tomato juice, vodka, celery seed, pepper, a generous pinch of salt, lemon juice, horseradish, worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
  2. Rub the lemon wedge around the rim of a pint glass and dip the rim into a saucer filled with celery salt. Fill the glass with ice and strain the bloody Mary into the glass. Float the balsamic vinegar on top and garnish with a celery stalk.

Makes one cocktail.

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