The classic Bloody Mary cocktail can double as breakfast, lunch, snack or appetizer with some creative garnish combinations.
1-1/2 oz vodka (optional)
1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL) freshly-grated horseradish (more to taste)
2 dashes hot sauce (more to taste)
1 dash Worcestershire Sauce (more to taste)
1 stalk celery
1 strip cooked bacon
1 hard-boiled egg, halved
1 cherry tomato
1 leaf romaine or Boston Bibb lettuce
Fill a wide-mouth glass with ice, then add vodka, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire Sauce and tomato juice; add celery and stir lightly.
On lettuce leaf place bacon lengthwise; top with halved hard-boiled egg and tomato; pull lettuce and bacon up around the egg and tomato to envelop. Run skewer through the lettuce, bacon and center of egg and tomato to secure.
Place skewer on glass; serve on small plate with pita bread on the side to turn the garnish into a sandwich.
Have garnishes prepared in advance for easy assembly.
Rim glass with cracked black pepper & coarse sea salt for added flair and flavor.