According to one strain of cocktail lore, the Bloody Mary was named after Queen Mary I, who required this spicy combination of vodka and tomato juice to soothe her nerves after a hard day of signing death sentences. Enjoy!
Step 1: Scoop ice Scoop ice into the cocktail shaker.
Step 2: Pour vodka, tomato juice, & lemon juice Pour in the vodka, tomato juice, and lemon juice.
Step 3: Add Worcester & hot sauce, then celery & pepper Next add the Worcester and hot sauce, then the celery salt and black pepper.
Step 4: Add celery salt. Sprinkle in a pinch of celery salt.
TIP: If you're looking for some real kick, add a pinch or two of horseradish to the mix.
Step 5: Shake Shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
Step 6: Fill glass with ice Fill the highball glass about halfway with ice.
Step 7: Strain & add lime Strain the drink into the highball glass, and add the lime wedge.
Step 8: Garnish & serve Garnish with the celery stick, give it one last swirl, and serve.
FACT: "Bloody Mary" Tudor executed nearly 300 dissenters in restoring Roman Catholicism to England — a policy reversed 5 years later by her half-sister and successor, Queen Elizabeth I.