Last week, I was headed to the grocery store and drove past one of the best Bloody Mary spots in the city. I saw the line of people and knew I had to have one. So while at the store, I picked up some tomato juice, celery, and olives — I was positive I had everything else at home — and rushed straight home.
When I asked YumJimmy which recipe I should make, he told me to try Wikipedia. He said, "Well if it's on Wikipedia it must be the 'classic' one right?" I couldn't really argue with this, so I decided to go for it. It ended up being a delicious — and yes "classic" — version. I opted to add a bit more spice — more cracked pepper and a dash or two more of Tabasco — but flavor it to suit your needs. If you want to see what goes into the Wiki version of a Bloody Mary, just
- 1 oz. to 1 1/2 oz.vodka
- tomato juice
- 1 dash celery salt
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- 1 dash Tabasco
- 2-4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 tsp. horseradish (pure, never creamed)
- Dash of lemon juice
- celery stalk
- Add vodka to a Highball glass filled with ice.
- Fill glass with tomato juice.
- Add celery salt, ground black pepper, tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, lemon juice.
- Shake or stir lazily, your choice.
- Garnish with any or all of the following: celery stalk, a skewer of olives, pickles, carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables; or even meat or fish (salami, shrimp, etc.) and cheese (see photos).
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