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I love tomato juice but never had tried a Bloody Mary.  The name just turned me off from the drink.  However, on one of our trips back home we visited my friend Renee while she was bar-tendering and I actually tried a little bit – and realized it was really good!

I decided that I would try to make it at home.  I found a recipe on that looked similar to what I watched Renee make – however there was no horseradish in this recipe.  I’m not sure how the horseradish comes about in the recipe because when I looked traditional recipes up, none mentioned it.  I love the addition though – mostly because I love a kick!

Did Grumpy like it?  Well, Grumpy didn’t drink it and he wouldn’t even if he had been around when I made it!  He has his mind set on certain things that he is totally unwilling to try – and this drink would be one of them.  So I made it to try when he wasn’t here!  😉

Bloody Mary
recipe adapted from Classic Bloody Mary


  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1.5 fluid ounce Grey Goose Vodka (or your favorite brand)
  • 3/4 cup V-8 Low Sodium Tomato Juice
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 dash Red  Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a cocktail mixer.  Cover and shake well.  Pour into drink glass and garnish with celery stick and lemon wedge….enjoy!