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Aspen Times Weekly Libation: XXX Bloody Mary

by Gunilla Asher

Bloody Mary or Caesar cocktail drink rimmed and garnished

With the holidays here, it seems like there is one event after another and being a festive type of person, I need to start some of these mornings with a Bloody Mary. I stopped in to see my friend Andy at Smoke and he had me try their XXX Bloody Mary. It has amazing spices and their signature XXX BBQ Sauce, which got me right back on track to take holiday shopping on with a vengeance. Bloody Mary's can be hit or miss, but I would add them to your holiday wish list to help you get through this season with style. Pus, a good Bloody Mary can serve as a hangover cure or a nutritious breakfast. Happy Holidays.

Celery salt

1 lemon wedge

1 lime wedge

2 ounces Grey Goose Vodka

4 ounces tomato juice

2 dashes Tabasco sauce

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

1 pinch celery salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

1 pinch smoked paprika

Serve over ice in a pint glass. Garnish with celery stalk and lime wedge.