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2 oz. Vodka
4 oz. Tomato Juice
Dash - Lemon Juice
Dash - Worcestershire
2 tsp Horseradish
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Celery Salt
Pinch of Paprika (or substitute hot sauce)
Fill a strainer with ice, add ingredients and shake well. Strain into a tall glass. Garnish things such as olives, limes and/or pickles. Serve drink with a salted rim.
Toots uses Belvedere Vodka and R. W. Knudsen tomato juice to make his Bloody Merries, and they're served with a pickle, salted rim, and skewer of olives.
History of Bloody Marys
The Bloody Mary has been called the world's most complex cocktail due in part to the variety of spices and garnish concoctions used in the preparation of the cocktail.
Historically, some say the Bloody Mary was created in 1921 by a bartender at the New York Bar in Paris, a frequent hangout spot for Ernest Hemingway and other famous ex-Pats.
Others claim the Bloody Mary was created in the 1930s in New York's 21 Club. Some say it was a bartender named Harry who created the drink, others say a comedian named George Jessel was responsible.
Regardless of who created it, the Bloody Mary has been inappropriately perceived as a "Hair of the Dog" remedy for hangovers due to its heavy vegetable base, which is why it is primarily consumed in the mornings or during brunch.