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Spicy Bloody Marys (Makes 6 drinks)

Copyright 2006, Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten, Clarkson/Potter Publishers, All Rights Reserved

Photo: Quentin Bacon

3 large celery stalks, plus additional stalks for serving
3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons grated yellow onion
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery salt
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
1 (46 ounce) can Sacramento tomato juice
2 cups vodka

Cut the celery in large dice, including the leaves, and puree in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the horseradish, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, kosher salt, and Tabasco and puree it again. Pour the tomato juice into a 2½-quart container, stir in the celery and seasonings mixture, then add the vodka and chill. Place a few ice cubes in each glass, pour in the Bloody Mary mixture, and garnish with a celery stick.