Shake all ingredients (except lime) with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass over a couple ice cubes. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired. Add the lime wedge and serve.
- 1 and 1/2 ounce quality vodka
3 ounces tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 drops Tabasco sauce
1 lime wedge and/or celery stalk
V8 juice works great in place of the tomato juice. If you garnish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, consider adding a dash of celery salt for a nice fresh touch.
To make a "Virgin Mary", simply replace the vodka with additional tomato or V8 juice.
For a decorative touch, rim the glass with a combination of salt, pepper and celery salt. Simply wet the rim of the glass with a wedge of lemon or lime and then dip the rim in a saucer containing the combined seasonings (before you fill the glass of course).
Another garnish that's becoming more and more popular in trendy, hipster bars is a slice of crispy bacon. That turns this traditional brunch cocktail into an amazing breakfast lover's cocktail.
A must-have at any brunch. It helps take the edge off a hangover too.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank JimmyK for this recipe.
Recipe number 1934. Submitted 12/18/2006.