This Bloody Mary is so good that a trendy New York restaurant adopted it, and it’s now called the best in New York, as well. Like all cocktails at the Matchbox, the Bloody Mary is a testament to handcrafted excellence. The bartender mixes it to order, filling a glass of ice half full of vodka, then adding in Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce and tomato juice. But it gets its true character from its garnish-a delicious skewer of pickled vegetables.
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Best of Chicago 2002