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Balsamic Bloody Mary

24 ounce(s) vegetable cocktail, like V8
1 teaspoon(s) celery seed
1 tablespoon(s) freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoon(s) freshly grated horseradish
1 teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce, to taste
8 ounce(s) vodka
4 stalk(s) celery, with leaves
1  lime, cut into wedges
4 teaspoon(s) or more of Traditional 18 year balsamic vinegar


In a large pitcher, combine the vegetable cocktail, celery seed, pepper, citrus juices, 2 tablespoons of the horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Fill 4 glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces vodka to each and fill 3/4 full with the vegetable cocktail. Sprinkle with remaining horseradish, place 1 celery stalk in each glass, and squeeze a lime wedge over each glass before dropping the wedge into the glass. Float a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar on the top of each and serve.

From Mario Batali Holiday Food: Family Recipes for the Most Festive Time of the Year ©2000 Random House Inc – Buy the book

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