Classic Bloody Mary

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The tomato-based cocktail has hundreds of variations. This classic Bloody Mary recipe probably dates back to the 1920s. Ever since then, bartenders have been working to improve it, and there are some fantastic variations out there. This is the simple, no-frills classic version of the recipe. 

  • 1 Lemon wedge 

  • 1 Lime wedge 

  • 2oz vodka of your choice 

  • 4oz Bloody Mary Jane mix  

  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce 

  • 2 tsp Prepared horseradish  

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 

  • 1 pinch Celery salt  

  • 1 pinch Ground black pepper 

  • 1 pinch smoked paprika 

Garnish

  • Bacon

  • Green olives

  • Cucumber slice

  • Celery stalk


Directions

  1. Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.

  2. Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.

  3. Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.

  4. Fill with ice and set aside.

  5. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.

  6. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake gently.

  7. Strain into the prepared glass.

  8. Garnish with bacon, cucumber slice, 2 speared green olives and a lime wedge and a celery stalk (optional).