I once had a chemistry professor explain to me why the order of mixing a Bloody Mary or Caeser was important; according to him it was all based on chemical reaction - ice with salt, with seasonings then the vodka to absorb the flavour and the clamato juice acted as a natural mixer.
- Ice cubes
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- 2 Dashes Hot Sauce
- 2 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- 1½ oz. Vodka
- 6 oz. Clamato Juice
- Celery salt
- Lime/Lemon wedge
- 1 Crisp CeleryStalk
Rim a high ball glass first with Lime wedge and then with celery salt. Half-fill the glass with ice cubes, add a sprinkling of salt and a grind of pepper. Then the Hot Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce. Next the vodka goes in and finally the Clamato Juice. Not need to stir or mix. Garnish with the citrus wedge and Celery stalk.
The good prof may have been pulling my leg but its the way I always made them. And they were very popular in the days when that's how everyone started a brunch.
12 maggio - Santi Nereo e Achilleo