2 cans V8 (tomato juice makes it too sweet for me; you can also substitute a big glass full of Clamato juice)
freshly ground pepper
1/4 lemon, squeezed
3 big bangs of Worcestershire sauce with the bottle turned upside down as you slap it
2 oz. bacon vodka (or other premium vodka)
3 stuffed green olives
2 cherry tomatoes
1 big stalk of celery, based trimmed, green top on
1 slice of cooked, bendable bacon, cooled
1. Pour 2 oz. bacon vodka, V8 (or Clamato juice), lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce into a jigger with ice. Shake.
2. Wet the rim of the glass you plan on drinking from. Place a good amount of ground black pepper in a small dish. Turn the glass upside down and press the rim into the black pepper. (This makes the glass look all fancy - kind of like how you salt the rim of a glass for a margarita. Plus, it gives your taste buds and extra peppery kick with each sip.)
3. Strain the drink in the jigger into a tall glass. (With or without ice - I prefer mine without ice so the drink doesn't get watered down as I sip it.*)
3. String olives on a wooden skewer, so they are near the top. Thread the bacon, like an accordion, onto the base of the skewer, and push up so it's right under the olives. Push the 2 cherry tomatoes onto the skewer next to secure the bacon and prevent it from falling off. Place the skewer in the glass.
4. Place the celery in the glass. Voila!
*If you absolutely need ice in your bloody mary, try freezing some V8 or Clamato juice in advance into cubes and place those in your glass instead of plain ice cubes. That way when they melt, they won't dilute your drink.
If you want to burn your lips off, feel free to add a few drops of Tabasco sauce to the jigger before you shake it all up.
If you have any bacon crumbles, they make a great garnish floating on top of the bloody mary as well!