Bloody Mary

A good strong Bloody Mary is an instant hangover remedy—or so the story goes. Whether or not it cures what ails you, this spicy sipper is an ideal opener for your next festive brunch.

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2 ounces vodka
4 ounces tomato juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2–3 drops Tabasco Sauce
To taste salt and pepper
ice cubes
celery stick or lime wedge

1. Mix all the ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker and shake till cold.

2. Strain the mixture and pour it into an old-fashioned glass with ice.

3. Decorate with a celery stick or lime wedge.

Preparation time: Under 5 minutes.