Did someone order a Bloody Mary? Yup, I believe it was andiemom who sidled up to the virtual bar in the CafeMom Halloween Party and requested this piquant potion. Well, andiemom, this is your lucky day because I am the mix master when it comes to Bloodys, which actually happen to be my all-time favorite beverage. The most important thing to remember: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use a prepared bottle mix. From scratch is the only way to go; otherwise, off with your head!
I've made these so many times I just throw in a pinch of this, a dash of that. But for those who prefer exact measurements I found a similar recipe at Chow.com.
2 ounces vodka (omit if making virgin drink)
4 ounces tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
2-3 dashes Worcester sauce
3 or more dashes of Tabasco
Pinch of salt
1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients, stir, and serve over ice in tall glass. Garnish with lemon and lime wedges, jumbo green olives, and celery stalk.