Philip Marshall’s Bloody Mary

Simple is best.

2 parts vodka
3 parts tomato juice
A liberal splash of Worcestershire Sauce
5 jolts of Tabasco

In addition, freshly ground black pepper and a sliver of lemon are musts, as are celery salt and a stick of celery with which to stir – it needs to be stirred, and a spoon or a straw simply will not do, or so I am advised. Anyone who bolts on further complexities to this God of drinks must be shot.

To be drunk over ice, whilst wearing vintage Comme des Garçons and toasting dear friends in Antwerp and Berlin.