Did you have too much fun last night? Are you hosting brunch this morning but you hate champagne? Do you just love tomato juice? Then order up a savory and spicy Bloody Mary, often called the "world's most complex cocktail."
There shouldn't be anything so complex about vodka and tomato juice, but elaborated recipes have been challenging bartenders to create opulent and wild versions for decades. Common ingredients include Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, beef consomme or bouillon, horseradish, celery, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt, all served in a tall glass, often over ice. Garnishes include celery stalks, limes, lemons, carrot sticks, huge jumbo shrimp, basil, crabmeat, parsely, cherry tomatoes, green beans, olives, hot peppers and even scotch eggs.
|A classic Bloody Mary (also known as a Red Snapper) at the King Cole Bar, NYC|
|via Top Dekk|
|via All Things Edible|
|image via Yelp|
|Awesome graphic recipe via Mrs. Lilien|