The Perfect Bloody Mary
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  • 2 ounces vodka (it doesn’t need to be an expensive brand)
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) tomato juice, V8 or Clamato
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot or Crystal are my preferences)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (Lee and Perrins is a good choice)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon smoked coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon horseradish
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Green onion, for garnish
  • Lime or lemon wedges, for garnish
  1. Combine the vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce, Worchester sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper and horseradish. Pour back and forth between two mixing glasses.
  2. Rim a highball or hurricane glass with Old Bay or coarse salt and fill with ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  3. Garnish with a green onion and a lime wedge. (Pickled okra or asparagus are nice.)
  4. Other garnish suggestions: pickled jalapeños, pickled beans, pepperoni stick, smoked cheese wedges, black or green olives, cucumber wedges, grape tomatoes pearl onions.
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