Bloody Mary (with citrus garnish)

1 1/2 oz  gin or vodka

3 oz tomato juice

1 dash lemon juice, freshly squeezed, or fresh frozen

1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

2-3 drops Tabasco Sauce

1 wedge  lime for garnish

Mixing instructions:

Shake first five ingredients with ice; strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.
Add the wedge of lime and serve.

Yield:  One drink.

Bloody Mary No. 2 (with lovage)

Combine all, except lovage stalks:

1 quart tomato juice

1/2 cup lime juice

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (or to taste)

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups good-quality vodka or gin (we prefer Tanqueray, or, in England, Gordon's non-export)

Garnish:

6 10-inch lovage stalks, leaves cut off

Combine all ingredients except lovage in a pitcher and stir well. Pour over ice in 6 tall glasses and garnish with the lovage stalks, which should be used as straws.

Yield:  6 drinks.

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