The Cure for a New Year's Eve Hangover

The Proper Bloody Mary

In a tall glass mix the following over ice and stir well:

2 oz. top shelf gin (Hendrick's or Bombay Sapphire)
1 T Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
1 t horseradish
Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon (or equal parts)
Drizzle of green olive juice
2 green olives with pimentos intact
Generous pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 t Tabasco sauce
1 t Bubbies Pickle brine
2 Rick's Picks Mean Beans

Top off with Spicy Hot V8 or Regular V8. Garnish with lemon and/or lime wedge, fresh celery stalk and/or cucumber, pickle and mean beans.

Variation: A light drizzle of dry vermouth will add an interesting dryness and bring out both the vegetable flavors of V8 and the herbal subtlety of the gin.

Not for the faint at heart.

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