Original Bloody Mary

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Original Bloody Mary
A combination of vodka, tomato juice, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire, and fresh ground spices is simple, classic, and always delicious. Michael Kraus

This classic version has been the signature cocktail at the King Cole Bar at New York City's St. Regis Hotel since 1934.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 2 oz. tomato juice
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> 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.