Cloud and Aeris in the Temple of the Ancients“Here now. The way you’re running around here, you’d think Meteor fell or something.”

—the doctor in Mideel, FFVII

If you have a juicer, try using Vincent’s Red Juice instead of the bloody mary mixer.

  • 32-oz. bottle of Trader Joe’s bloody mary mixer (mostly tomato juice; includes clam juice, onion powder, and garlic powder)
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • Worcestershire sauce (regular or vegan)
  • Louisiana hot sauce, such as Crystal
  • Sea salt
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, washed
  • Vodka (optional)
  • Pickled vegetables (optional)

Divide the bottle between two large glasses. Squeeze a lime wedge into each glass. Use the remaining 2 lime wedges to decorate the glasses. Add 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce and 4 dashes of hot sauce to each glass.

Add ¼ teaspoon sea salt and ¼ teaspoon prepared horseradish to each glass. Add a grind of black pepper and use the celery sticks to stir well.

Stir in vodka to taste, if desired. Garnish with pickled vegetables and serve.