City Grocery Bloody Mary


4 cups V8 juice

1 3/4 cup vodka

3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

5 tspn prepared horseradish

1 1/2 tspn finely grated shallots

1 1/2 tspn minced garlic

2 tbsn dill pickle juice

2 tspn Tabasco hot sauce

3/4 tspn celery seeds

2 1/2 tspn freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 tspn kosher salt

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime

Ice Cubes

6 Pickled Okra pods

12 cocktail onions

6 good-quality pitted olives

6 lime wedges


Welcome to the Jungle, by Guns N’ Roses.


Combine the first 13 ingredients (through lemon and lime juice) in pitcher and stir well to combine. Place pitcher in fridge and let chill (this will keep the drink from diluting as much when poured over ice).

Fill 6 short glasses with ice. Skewer 1 okra pod, 2 onions and 1 olive on six skewers and place in each glass. Pour the chilled mixture over ice. Sprinkle the top of each drink with a little more pepper and top with a wedge of lime.

From: Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey, by John Currence


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