Argo's Bloody MaryPrintable Version of this Recipe


Steve & Deborah, the sailboat Argo

Editor's Note:  This is the best Bloody Mary I've ever had.  Because it is the best, Deb & Steve have kept the recipe secret until now ...


 contributed by Deborah & Steve Budde, s/v Argo

  • Clamato juice (or Bloody Caesar mix; can substitute, but this is one of the "secret" ingredients)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco
  • Horseradish, prepared (this is the other "secret" ingredient) - don't scrimp on this
  • Ground black pepper
  • Celery seed, whole seed preferred ('cuz gives more "body" to the drink)
  • Lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • Lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • Vodka (or rum or whatever is available)
Shake all ingredients together, including liquor.  Don't scrimp on ingredients.  We don't measure but instead go by the look (and taste) of it - you want a bunch of stuff floating around in it to give it substance and visual appeal.

* * Best when it sits at least overnight in the frig. * *   (Will keep for days/week(s) in frig, and gets even better with age.) Shake well and serve chilled over ice with a squeezed lime wedge. 

Optionally, add your choice of:  celery salt around rim, celery stalk, dill pickle spear, skewered green olives, cocktail onions, jalapeños, etc.

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