Anne’s Spicy Bloody Mary

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Last week some fellow retired teachers took me on a retirement holiday.  We rented a fishing cabin near Manistee, went tubing down the Little Manistee River, had campfires, and in general behaved badly, as girls sometimes do.  It was a much appreciated reconnection with pals.  “The Queen Mum” of our group, Anne, brought the ingredients for her famous Spicy Bloody Mary’s, which we all enjoy…some more so than others, but that is a different story.  One of her secrets is to add horseradish and dilly beans (instead of celery), to give the drink a little extra pow!  It is a wonderful beverage to have with friends.

2 oz Vodka 
4 oz Spicy Tomato juice
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon of horseradish (with juice squeezed out)
dilly bean or dill pickle (spicier the better!)
slice of lime for garnish
Shake ingredients well with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker.  Strain into a Collins glass with ice cubes.  Add a couple of dilly beans and/or a dill pickle spear, along with a slice of lime as a garnish.  If you don’t have barware, simply add everything to a tall glass with ice, stir and enjoy!  No need to be fancy with a Bloody Mary.
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