Recipe: Fennel-Spiked Bloody Mary

By Rochelle Bilow

Ingredients: 

* 4 ounces tomato juice

* 1 ½ ounces vodka

* 1 good squeeze lime juice

* ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

* ¼ teaspoon ground fennel

* ¼ teaspoon celery seed

* ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

* Pickle spear

* Sliced raw fennel

Instructions:

1. Mix the tomato juice, vodka, lime juice and Worcestershire sauce together in a highball glass.

2. Add the ground fennel, celery seed and black pepper.

3. Stir to combine.

4. Toss in a few ice cubes.

5. Garnish with the pickle spear and fennel.

6. Crunch down on the fennel as you would traditional celery.

7. Give the drink a lazy stir with the pickle to inject some salty, briny goodness.

Enjoy!

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Rochelle Bilow is a food and wine writer who cooks with lard. To read more of her meandering thoughts on eating and drinking, visit her website at rochellebilow.com or follow her on Twitter @RochelleBilow.

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