Bloody Mary Cocktail
For years, this poor drink has been relegated as merely the cure for hangovers. How unfair! A good Bloody Mary is refreshing, packs a real punch, and is even somewhat healthy. Make a large batch of this wonder refreshing drink for your day of boating and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or in the Bay of Pensacola, Fla.
2 lemon wedges
2 tablespoons celery salt
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 jiggers 100-proof vodka (1 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
4 cups Tomato Juice or commercial tomato juice
6 small stalks celery with leafy tops
To prepare the glasses, rub the rims with the lemon wedges. On a saucer, combine the celery salt, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Invert the glasses and dip the rims into the celery salt mixture. Set the glasses aside and reserve the celery salt.
In a pitcher, combine the vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, horseradish, tomato juice, and a large pinch of the celery salt mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
TO SERVE: Fill the glasses with ice and pour in the Bloody Mary mixture. Stick a stalk of celery in each glass and serve immediately.
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