Every weekend, revelers in sunglasses hunch over Sunday brunch tables, stirring Bloody Marys with everything from pickled greens beans and celery to bacon, doctoring the drink to their liking with Old Bay and clam juice. Or substituting Scotch, beer, or tequila for vodka. The number of Bloody variations is as high as the number of drinks the world’s hungover people downed last night. And that’s the beauty of it.
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Christian’s Favorite Bloody Mary
Everyone has their own best recipe, this is ours
2 oz vodka
4-6 oz tomato juice
1/2 oz lemon (3-4 wedges squeezed)
1 squeeze of lime
2-3 dashes Worcestershire
1 bar spoon ground horseradish
3 shakes celery salt
1 dash olive brine
Tabasco to taste
Pour over ice in a highball glass and stir.
Garnish with celery, olives, cocktail onions, pepperoncini, pickled radish, etc.
Bloody Mary image courtesy of Aurimas, flickr.