1 1/2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
6 dashes Tabasco sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Lime wedge for garnish
This is the simplest recipe in my research — perhaps too simple. Just add the ingredients, except for the lime wedge, pour into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the liquid into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
If one substitutes rubbing alcohol for, let’s say, Skyy vodka, it probably won’t taste very good at all. I also need a tapas — some kind of savory morsel — with my Bloody Mary. I can’t eat a lime wedge.