The Perfect Bloody Mary

Give your parties a kick with Antony Worrall Thompson's twist on perfection - a spicy drink that tends to go down well with everyone!
By Antony Worrall Thompson
The Perfect Bloody Mary
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  • Serves: Makes 1 jug
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 50 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp tabasco
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 75 ml lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp freshly grated horseradish, (not creamed)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp finely ground black pepper
  • 1.7 litres thick tomato juice, (chilled)
  • 2 tbsp fino sherry, (chilled)
  • salt, to taste
  • vodka, to taste

Method

1. Place all ingredients, apart from the plain salt and vodka, in a blender and blend thoroughly.

2. Transfer to a jug, cover and leave in a cool place for 24 hours for the flavours to develop.

3. Pass the mixture through a fine sieve and season with salt to taste.

4. Pour a shot of vodka into your glass with ice and top with the Bloody Mary mixture.

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