"The name screams Halloween. This version with its roasted jalapeno muddled with cilantro would make vampires bypass the real thing for a glassful."
3 ounces vodka
6 ounces tomato juice
1 ½ teaspoon horseradish
2 teaspoons Worcestershire
1 teaspoon peppercorn
¼ teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon hot sauce, we used Whoop Ass Bacon Hot Sauce
2 sprigs of cilantro
celery stalk, bacon slice, olive, pickles, lemon, for garnish if desired
Place jalapeno onto a baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes. Pop in 1 or 2 slices of the roasted jalapeno and the cilantro into a shaker and muddle. Don’t skip this. It releases flavors you’ve previously unknown. Load the shaker with ice for that all important chill, like a full morgue. Add in everything else that’s not a garnish. Now shake like you’re facing a horde of zombies, then strain into a garnished, ice-filled glass. We prefer a chilled skull.