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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5 Reviews

Chefchenko April 6, 2017
What's the big deal about the Caesar? Swap out tomato for Clamato and you're done! Also some celery salt around the rim. It's a Canadian thing.
Jo-Anne February 1, 2017
Please someone please, write on article on the Caesar. Heck, I'll do it if you want me to but just do it. It is too good a drink not to be shared. I will post pics of some of the ones featured here in Toronto.
Author Comment
Ali S. February 1, 2017
I have to admit I did not know about the Caesar until this comment right here! Wanna tell me more about it? Let's write this story. [email protected]
Jo-Anne February 2, 2017
E-mail coming shortly!!!
Marian B. January 29, 2016
gonna make this next week :)