The Bloody Viking

A classic centerpiece of most American brunch menus, our aquavit Bloody Mary was the very first aquavit cocktail recipe we ever created. It proved to us that-when used instead of vodka-Batch 22 makes every drink taste better. There are lots of ingredients in this one, so we crafted the recipe to serve 4 at a time.

2.5 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup clam juice
3 tbs lime juice
1.5 tbs prepared horseradish
1.5 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1.25 tsp hot sauce of choice
1 tsp coarse black pepper
1/2 cup pepperoncini juice
1 dash of celery bitters
8 oz. Batch 22 Classic Gold aquavit

Mix all ingredients in a large glass pitcher and serve in your favorite stein. Garnish with celery stalk, pepperoncini, and a strip of bacon.

Serves 4.