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Bloody Elixir

Bloody Elixir cocktail
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San Francisco bartending vet H. Joseph Ehrmann says this is the world's best Bloody Mary recipe.


  • Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 ounces Square One organic vodka
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 ounce Elixir Juice (a mixture of olive brine, dill pickle brine and various other pickle brines)
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • Garnish: kosher dill pickle
  • Garnish: cooked thick-cut bacon slice


  1. Coat the rim of a pint glass with Old Bay Seasoning.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared pint glass over fresh ice.

  4. Garnish with a kosher dill pickle spear and a cooked slice of thick-cut bacon.

Don't serve this drink with a straw; drink from the rim in order to get a little of the Old Bay with each sip.