|01||For the Mary mix, combine all ingredients in a large jar or bottle, cover, shake well and refrigerate until required.|
|02||Pour 30ml Mary mix into a cocktail shaker. Add 40ml vodka (or up to 60ml if you prefer a stronger drink), then fill your shaker to the top with ice. Add tomato juice to 2½cm from the top, cover, then pour the cocktail from one receptacle to another five times to mix.|
|03||Pour into a double Old Fashioned tumbler or wine glass, top with extra ice, garnish with celery, cucumber or both, and serve.|
Note The Mary mix makes enough for four or five cocktails. It keeps well in the refrigerator three months; just shake it before using. Port-style fortified wine made in Australia is now known as tawny. Celery bitters are available online from The Bitter Truth. This recipe is a direct submission from Alexx Stuart of Luxury Tastings; we haven't triple-tested it as we do every other recipe we publish in the magazine. Therefore it's intended as a guide only.