Every time I visit my dear friend in Florida, she picks me up from the airport and drives me to her home where a giant bloody mary pitcher is awaiting us in her refrigerator. She pours us each a glass and we catch up for hours. This is our ritual. She makes hers with spicy V-8 juice and it is perfectly delicious. I wanted to make my recipe from scratch and I believe I have a winner here! It serves one, but if you want to make a pitcher, just quadruple the ingredients. And get crazy with the garnishes! (I do love bacon and shrimp with this-perfection)! The result is delicious and is wonderful for Sunday brunch or a lazy afternoon with a dear friend.