Virgin Mary cocktail recipe 

Virgin Mary cocktail
This classic cocktail can be enjoyed by alcohol lovers and abstainers alike Credit: Kim Lightbody

This is a stormer of a breakfast cocktail to wake you up – you don’t really need the vodka at all. 
Drink in crisp, cotton pyjamas sitting on a balcony with your new 
love. Or in bed alone with 
the cat and the papers.

Prep time: 5 minutes 




  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 110ml tomato juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp horseradish (creamed from a jar is fine, but fresh would be best if 
you can get it)
  • 1-3 drops Tabasco
  • Sprinkle of celery salt
  • Black pepper
  • Celery stick, to garnish


  1. Put the ice cubes into a highball glass.
  2. Add the other ingredients to taste – start with 1 drop of Tabasco and add more if you want it spicy. Stir and add the celery...

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