Though a rather unsavory name, the Bloody Mary is a favorite among Southern brunches. Adorned with celery, lemon and lots of spice, this mix is sure to make even the most mild mornings kick.
A Bloody Mary can take on a range of flavors: fresh, spicy, even sweet. But for this spice officianado, I’m offering up a zesty rendition of the classic cocktail.
Zesty Bloody Mary
2 ounces Vodka
3 ounces Tomato juice (I use Spicy V8)
1/2 lemon juiced
Splash of Worchestire sauce
Tabasco, to taste (I use about four shakes)
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
Garnishes: I like lots of “snackies” in my drink, so I used 1/2 stalk celery, a wedge of lemon, two green beans and two olives.
Mix well all ingredients, excluding garnishes, in a shaker with ice. Strain, and pour over ice. Add garnishes, and enjoy.