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Bloody Mary

The best Bloody has a little kick to it (with Tabasco on hand should a guest want an even bigger wallop). Fill glasses with the classic garnishes and a surprising twist on tradition, such as pickled okra (we like Rick's Picks Smokra, $13, rickspicksnyc.com).

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces vodka, for spiking
  • Celery stalks, lemon wedges, and pickled okra for garnishing the glasses

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Stir ingredients well to combine. Pour into glasses half-full of ice. If you're spiking them, add 1 ounce of vodka per glass. Garnish and serve immediately.

Source
Blueprint, May/June 2007

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