An old-fashioned riff on the Bloody Mary (Trader Vic was apparently a fan), this warming variation swaps in meaty broth for tomato juice.
2 oz. vodka
1/2 cup beef bouillon
1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Worchestershire
1 dash Tobasco
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt
Tools: small saucepan, wooden spoon, spoon
Garnish: lemon wheel
Combine all ingredients, except vodka, in a saucepan and warm over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour over vodka in mug, stir to combine and garnish.
Reprinted with permission from Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition by Lesley M.M. Blume. Published by Chronicle Books.