- Vodka : 1.5 oz
- Tomato Juice : 3 oz
- Lemon Juice : 0.5 oz
- Worcestershire Sauce : 2 Dash(es)
- Tabasco : 1 Dash(es)
- Celery Salt : 1 Dash(es)
- Pepper : 1 Dash(es)
Find the combination that works best for your palate. Start by adding dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper (optional) into a juice glass. Then, pour all of your ingredients into that same glass and add ice cubes. Stir your drink gently. Garnish with celery stalk, lemon wedge, green olives, salami, and pepperoncini (optional).
From the Bartender
Widely regarded as the world's most complex cocktail recipe, the Bloody Mary has a history that's almost as hard to nail down.
Legendary bartender Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the drink in 1921 while working at Paris' New York Bar - which would eventually become Harry's New York Bar, a favorite spot of Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, and Humphrey Bogart.
Other claims to the drink would be made by employees of New York City's famed 21 club and comedian George Jessel, who appears to be the first to have combined vodka and tomato juice, which became the precursor to the Bloody Mary.
Although you could try saying "Bloody Mary" in the bathroom mirror three times and wishing one would magically appear, it may just be easier to make one yourself.