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The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe

Whether you had one too many drinks the night before, or simply just need a pick-me-up for the long day ahead, a Bloody Mary is always a good idea.

Make your own at home by following this easy recipe which takes just 10 minutes to prepare (and 1 to drink!)

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Ingredients

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces tomato puree

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1 big dash Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp freshly grated horseradish

3 dashes Tabasco

2 pinches celery salt

1 pinch black pepper

Garnishes

Crab leg (cooked, optional)

Whole shrimp (cooked, optional)

Bacon

Celery stick

Lemon wedge

Pickled greens

Caper berries

Cherry tomatoes

Mini sweet peppers

Cornichons

Black lava salt for rim

Method

  1. Combine all of the cocktail ingredients into a shaker, and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds before emptying the entire contents into a pint glass.
  2. Decorate the glass with black lava salt on the rim for extra flavour.
  3. Then simply add as many garnishes as possible!

Image and Recipe courtesy of Honestly Yum

December 12, 2014

5 Classic Cocktail Recipes

Fashion isn’t the only realm under the influence of Mad Men. The series, set in 1960s Manhattan, has also ushered in a return to traditional drinking tastes. Don Draper and his buddies are rarely seen without a drink in hand – and they like the hard stuff. If you’re looking to impress at your next cocktail party – try these on for style.

Old Fashioned
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Ingredients

1.5oz whiskey

1 sugar cube

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Splash of soda water

1 Maraschino cherry

Orange

Method

Put ice in a tumbler, add ingredients, stir and garnish with an orange slice and/or a maraschino cherry.

Dry Martini
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Ingedients

2.5oz gin

0.5oz dry vermouth

1-3 olives

Method

If you like your martini like 007 – shaken, not stirred – shake the gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Otherwise, just pour them into a martini glass and garnish with olives on a toothpick.

Bloody Mary
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Ingredients

2oz vodka

4oz tomato juice

3-5 dashes of tabasco

2 dashes worcestershire sauce

1/2 lime (juice only)

1 celery stalk

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Put ice in a tall glass and vodka, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, lime (or lemon) juice , and tobacco. Add salt and pepper as desired, and garnish with celery stalk.

Margarita
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Ingredients

2oz white tequila

1oz Cointreau

1oz lime juice

Method

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and serve in a cocktail glass with a salted rim.

Negroni
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Ingredients

1oz dry gin

1oz Campari

1oz sweet vermouth

1 orange

Method

Serve straight up or on the rocks, with an orange slice or peel to garnish.

Featured image via sky.com

September 9, 2014