Classic Bloody Mary

Classic Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is a cocktail that offers a lot of opportunity for signature variations, but this recipe is a classic, mixer-free version that's easy to make and full of fresh flavors.

Classic Bloody Mary

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 or 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 or 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Tomato juice
  • Celery stalk or other garnish (see below)

Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add the vodka, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire, celery salt, pepper and lemon juice. Top off with tomato juice, then pour from one glass to another until mixed.

Garnish with any or all of the following: celery stalk, cucumber spike, asparagus spear, skewered olives and/or pearl onions.

Makes 1 serving

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Do you not use tomato juice in the bloody mary?

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