Known as one of the few cocktails which can be enjoyed over brunch, the Bloody Mary is said to originate in the favourite drinking spot of writers including Hemingway and Satre - Harry's New York Bar at 5 Rue Danou in Paris.

When concocting the Bloody Mary you can make it as spicy or mild as you want, switch out the liquor, or skip it all together. It is a drink that is completely adaptable to suit your personal taste.

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3 ounces tomato juice

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1 dash of Worcestershire sauce

Celery salt

Ground pepper

Hot pepper sauce to taste

Horseradish to taste (optional)

Celery stalk and/or pickle spear for garnish

Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish


1 Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Stir well.

2 Add the seasonings to taste.

3 Garnish with a lemon or lime and celery or pickle.