The Secret To a Great Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary (JK's Way)
Tinker with this your Bloody Mary until you get your perfect version; this recipe gets more "wow" than any other proportions I've tried behind the stick.
½ ounce lemon juice
Dash black pepper
Small dash celery salt
2 or 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 or 3 dashes Tabasco sauce
½ teaspoon horseradish
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice (or vegetable juice blend like V8)
Pour everything over ice in a pint glass. Roll from the glass to a cocktail shaker and back four or five times. Garnish with a lemon wedge, celery stalk, and bite-sized hors d'oeuvres as desired.
Custom Bloody Mary Mix
Yields 76 ounces, enough for 16 drinks
½ teaspoon celery salt
¾ teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
⅓ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons horseradish
Mix together. Keep in a sealed container until ready to use. To make Bloody Mary mix, combine with 1 cup lemon juice and 2 quarts tomato juice.