Vegetarian Bloody Mary
* 2 ounces vodka
* 2 dashes Wizard’s Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
* 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
* 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
* 2 pinches of celery salt
* 4 ounces tomato juice
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass and roll back and forth to mix. Strain into a pint or highball glass three-quarters filled with ice. Garnish with a selection of vegetables and lemon or lime wedges.
The Bloody Mary is one cocktail where you can go absolutely nuts with the garnishes. I did sweet peppers and cocktail onions here; other good garnishes are thinly sliced red bell pepper spears, lemon or lime wedges, olives, and, of course, the traditional celery stalk. For a more exotic display, garnish with radishes, scallions, or caper berries.
This is pretty much your standard Bloody Mary recipe. What makes it noteworthy is that, unlike most versions of this drink, this one is actually vegetarian-friendly. Worcestershire normally contains anchovies but I recently discovered a vegan worcestershire sauce that makes Bloody Marys accessible to vegetarians and vegans.
I made up a batch of these this morning and served them with huevos rancheros.