If you love a Bloody Mary but don’t have the patience for 10+ ingredients…
2 oz Vodka (or Gin if you prefer)
1 oz Tomato juice*
1/2 oz olive brine
3 drops Tabasco
Black pepper rim (optional)
Dip a side of the martini glass in lemon and black pepper. Mix all of the ingredients and let stand on ice for 30 seconds. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass. Adjust spiciness with extra Tabasco.
*We prefer using V8 juice which mixes tomato with a bunch of other veggies for a more robust flavor profile.
Source: Adapated from Arthur Wnorowski, Huffington Post