This classic version has been the signature cocktail at the King Cole Bar at New York City's St. Regis Hotel since 1934.
- 2 oz. tomato juice
- 1 1⁄2 oz. vodka
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- Worcestershire, to taste
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Cayenne pepper, to taste
- Lemon wedge, for garnish
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, stir, and pour into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with lemon.