Prep time: 3 minutes
Recipe by Colleen Graham, About.com.
She writes: "Bloody Maria is a favorite rendition of a bloody mary. The only difference between the two is that this one uses tequila instead of vodka and that single tweak makes a noticeable difference in the flavor.
"Unlike vodka, the tequila in the background stands out, adding a vegetal earthiness that only this liquor can produce.
"From personal experience, the first time I had a bloody Maria I was astounded at the difference. Since that day, this has become my bloody drink of choice and I encourage all tomato drink fans to give this one a try to see what you think."
2 ounces tequila
1 teaspoon horseradish
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Dash of lime juice
3 dashes celery salt
3 dashes pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
Celery stalk for garnish
Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish
Cucumber and/or cocktail shrimp for garnish (optional)
Build the ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Top with tomato juice. Mix well by rolling back and forth from one glass to another. Garnish with the lemon and/or lime wedge and celery stalk.