One of the first vodka based cocktails to be invented in the U.S.A., Bloody Mary is a mixture of vodka and tomato juice.
Rarely drunk before World War II, it became increasingly popular after the war and is now one of the most famous of cocktails.
12 ice cubes
1 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4 fl. oz. tomato juice
1 fl. oz. vodka
2 drops Worcestershire sauce
2 drops Tabasco
1 teaspoon black pepper dash of celery salt (optional)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add the lemon juice, tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Season with the black pepper. Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously. Strain the drink into the cocktail glass.
Sprinkle the top with a dash of celery salt if you wish. To serve Bloody Mary ‘on the rocks’, prepare as directed above and strain into a whisky glass filled with 2 or 3 ice cubes.