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The ultimate bloody mary

The ultimate bloody mary

Throw together this classic from The Ultimate Book of Cocktails by Dan Jones. Adjust the seasonings to taste. 

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  • Serves4
  • CourseDrink
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook-
  • Total time5 mins

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  • 1 L tomato juice
  • 230ml vodka
  • 80ml pickle juice (from the jar of gherkins)
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Essential Hot Horseradish
  • 1 clove/s minced clove of garlic
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Cucumber (optional), to serve
  • Mrs Elswood Sweet Gherkin Slices (optional), to serve
  • Lemon slices (optional), to serve


  1. Blend the tomato juice, vodka, pickle juice, Worcestershire sauce, Hot Horseradish, minced garlic, Tabasco, black pepper, sea salt and smoked paprika. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with cucumber, Mrs Elswood Sweet Gherkin Slices and lemon slices, plus more seasoning if liked.

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