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Spicy Bloody Mary

Spicy Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 can (46 fluid ounces) good-quality tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • Ice cubes as needed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup vodka
  • 6 to 8 celery stalks
  • 6 to 8 lemon slices (optional)

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The smoothness of vodka pairs well with the bite of tomato juice and spicy horseradish. The Bloody Mary has become an almost indispensable brunch (and Super Bowl) companion.

Preparation

  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the tomato and orange juices, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, hot-pepper sauce and celery salt. Cover and refrigerate until will chilled.
  2. To serve, fill large glasses with ice cubes. Pour 1 shot (1 to 1 1/2 fluid ounces) vodka over the ice in each glass. Add 3/4 to 1 cup of the tomato juice mixture. Use a celery stalk to stir each beverage, leaving it in the glass as a garnish. Garnish the rim of each glass with a lemon slice.
  3. Serves 6 to 8.