A Very Good Bloody Mary

May 19, 2015
1 Rating
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

The classic, really good. —Ali Slagle

  • Serves 8
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) tomato juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons dill pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) vodka
  • Garnishes, including dill pickles, pickled okra, cornichon, celery, lemon, parsley, radish, bacon, or hard-boiled egg—or none of the above, or others.
  • Ice, to serve
In This Recipe
  1. In a pitcher, mix tomato juice through the vodka. Taste and adjust as you wish.
  2. Pour into glasses that have ice. Garnish as you wish (more is more, in this case).

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