In honor of the release of my short story, Cursed, I couldn’t think of better way to celebrate then with a drink. A Bloody Mary seemed quite appropriate in my opinion. I confess I’m not a big drinker; Diet Coke is my beverage of choice, but I do occasionally enjoy a Bloody Mary.
My Bloody Mary is simple because I like simple things. I didn’t add horseradish, mainly because I was too lazy (and cheap) to buy some for one drink. And I’m also a bit of spice wimp so I figured I wouldn’t miss it. And I didn’t. However, feel free to add some if you want a little extra snap to your drink.
What I truly love about this drink is that there are so many variations. You can swap out the tomato juice with spicy V8 or clamato juice (or even beer). You can truly make it to you own preferences; I just provided a basic recipe to get you started.
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Recipe from Drinks Mix
- 1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vodka
- 1/2 cup tomato juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Worcestershire sauce to taste
- Tabasco to taste
- Celery salt to taste
- 1 celery stick for garnish
- 1 lemon wedge for garnish
Combine the vodka, the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the Worcestershire sauce, the Tabasco, 1 cup ice cubes, celery salt to taste, and salt and pepper to taste, shake the mixture well, and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
Garnish the Bloody Mary with the celery stick and the lemon wedge.