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Kane's Bloody Mary

Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 2 servings
This recipe received our Test Kitchens' highest rating.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 1/3 cups tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 to 3 tsp. green hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Large pinch of celery salt
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Garnishes: pickled okra, lemon wedges

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Press leaves against bottom of cup using a muddler or wooden spoon to release flavors; stir in tomato juice and next 7 ingredients. Transfer half of mixture to a 2-cup glass measuring cup.

  2. Place ice in cocktail shaker, filling halfway full. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass over ice. Repeat procedure with remaining tomato mixture. Garnish, if desired.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce.