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St. Patty's Day can start off with luck and four leaf clovers and end with a serious hangover. Sometimes after an "epic" evening, nothing nurses the pain like a little hair of the dog. Our choice? A spicy Bloody Mary.

There are a million takes on this classic cocktail floating around but The Bloody Viking is my favorite version. It's spicy and simple. Use premium vodka to ensure this doesn't cause a prolonged hangover. The best part about this cocktail is you can basically tailor it to your liking. So get creative and don't forget to wear your green!

The Bloody Viking

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Boru Vodka
  • 6 oz Tomato Juice
  • 1 tsp HP Sauce
  • 1 tsp Horseradish
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Hot sauce (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)

Directions

  1. Garnish Suggestions: celery, olives, lime wedge, pickles
  2. Pour all ingredients (except garnishes) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into a salt rimmed, highball glass filled with clean ice.
  4. Garnish as you wish!

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