At the heart of this drink is the sweetness of the tomato juice, against which all the other bold flavors must be judiciously balanced. The classic version relies on vodka, whose neutral character allows the other elements to truly shine. The spice rim is a clever way to inject a wonderfully savory complexity.
- Classic Spice Mix - recipe in Cocktail Chameleon
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 oz. vodka
- 4 oz. tomato juice
- 1 tsp. prepared horseradish
- 3 dashes Worcestershire
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- 2 pinches freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 lime wheel garnish
Spread a thin layer of the spice mix on the small plate. Coat the outer rim of the glass with juice from the lemon wedge and roll in the spice mix.
Fill glass with ice and set aside. In a mixing glass, combine remaining ingredients and roll between another mixing glass or shaker tin until fully combined.
Pour into the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
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