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How to Make a Bloody Mary

San Francisco Vodka

How to Cocktail: Bloody Mary

San Francisco bartender and advisory board member H. Joseph Ehrmann says this is the world’s best Bloody Mary recipe.


  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 oz Square One Organic Vodka
  • 4 shakes (about 1 tsp) Dried dill
  • 4 shakes (about 1 tsp) Ground white pepper
  • 4 shakes (about 1 tsp) Celery salt
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • About .5 oz Elixir Juice (a mixture of olive brine, dill pickle brine and various other pickle brines) or pickle brine
  • Juice of 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 tsp Prepared horseradish
  • 4 oz Tomato juice
  • Garnish: Kosher dill pickle and cooked thick-cut bacon slice
  • Glass: Pint

Coat the rim of a pint glass with Old Bay Seasoning. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake lightly—you want to mix the ingredients without melting too much of the ice—and pour (unstrained) into the prepared glass. Garnish with a kosher dill pickle spear and a cooked slice of thick-cut bacon. Don’t use a straw; drink from the rim in order to get a little of the Old Bay with each sip. And eat your bacon, dammit.

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