Jane says this is the best Bloody Mary she has ever had…IN HER LIFE. Marihelen agrees. Gail was a little skeptical at first but ultimately concurred.
I am a huge fan of the Bloody Mary, and not just on a Sunday morning. Over the years, I have experimented with the ingredients quite a bit but have included the recipe that has them all raving.
Regarding the vodka, you decide the brand. It does not need to be premium vodka but does not need to be the cheap stuff either. Somewhere in the middle should do the trick. I have used lemon vodka and that provides nice results as well.
I use and prefer Clamato juice. I find the tomato/clam combination to be so much tastier than tomato juice alone.
Regarding the horseradish, I prefer the creamy refrigerated kind for this beverage. Lately, I have been using Kelchner’s. It is usually found in the dairy or seafood section of the grocery store and is also available directly online.
I like Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce – not much more than the generic store brand and well worth it.
Finally, the Magic Dust provides a nice element of surprise to this wonderful and popular beverage.
Green beer this St. Patrick’s Day or a Bloody Mary? Such an easy answer!
Makes 1 drink
2 oz. vodka
4 oz. Clamato juice
2-3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1-2 dashes of Tabasco
a couple of shakes of Magic Dust
a dash of celery salt
a dash of freshly ground pepper
juice of 1/4 lime
celery stalk for garnish (optional – pickled green beans work as well)
Wet the rim of your cocktail glass with an open lime. Dip the rim in magic dust. Let it dry a bit and then carefully add ice cubes to the glass being careful not to make any of the dust fall off. Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir. Pour into prepared cocktail glass, garnish with a celery stalk and enjoy!