A Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail known for its savory and spicy flavors. It typically consists of vodka, tomato juice, and various seasonings and flavorings. The key ingredients often include:

  1. Vodka: Usually a shot or more, depending on the desired strength of the drink.
  2. Tomato Juice: The base of the cocktail, providing the signature red color and a tangy taste.
  3. Worcestershire Sauce: Adds depth and savory flavor to the drink.
  4. Hot Sauce: Provides spiciness and heat, with Tabasco being a popular choice.
  5. Lemon Juice: Adds a bit of citrusy tang and brightness.
  6. Salt and Pepper: Enhances the overall flavor and adds seasoning.
  7. Celery Salt: Another seasoning that contributes to the drink’s savory profile.
  8. Horseradish: Offers a distinct sharpness and extra kick to the cocktail.
  9. Garnishes: Often garnished with a stalk of celery, a lemon wedge, olives, pickles, or even bacon for added flavor and visual appeal.

The ingredients are typically combined in a mixing glass or shaker with ice, then strained into a highball or pint glass filled with fresh ice. The garnishes are added for both flavor and presentation.Bloody Marys are a popular choice for brunch or as a hangover cure due to their bold flavors and perceived restorative properties. The versatility of its ingredients allows for variations and personal adjustments based on individual taste preferences.

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